40+ Fairly Cool Gifts to Get Your Boyfriend This Year

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Whether he’s a sneaker head, a tech genius, or just a fan of seriously good stuff.

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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 the holidays, a first anniversary, a 10th anniversary, or any other gift-giving event. 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 impressive gift in return. Now, we know that fairly 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.
1. Thai Moon Knife Set

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This is a hell of a kitchen tool set to go along with his newfound love for cooking. One knife rocks for long, strong cuts. The other handles any chopping, triming, and slicing. Both are handmade in Thailand from carbon steel and Thai Pradu wood.
2. Play Station Classic Console

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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.
3. 24K Gold Smoking Gift Set

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For the boyfriend who welcomes the finer—shinier, if you will—things in life.
4. Craft Beer Club Subscription

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For the beer snob, hook him up with monthly shipments of exciting craft brews from every corner of the country.
5. Always Pan

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This pan is a do-it-all awesome sight—seriously: it does the job of eight pieces of kitchenware at once—and it looks so nice he’ll keep it on the oven even when he isn’t making breakfast in it for you.
6. Titanic Front Page Puzzle

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This 500-piece, rated-hard puzzle recreates the exact New York Times front page the day it broke the news of the Titanic’s demise in 1912. Get it for the history buff in danger of hitting an iceberg of boredom this winter.
7. Montana Winterized Denim Trucker Jacket

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There’s nothing quite so classic, so timeless, as a denim jacket. This one’s lined with warm flannel to stand up to winter’s harsher winds.
8. E-Lighter

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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.
9. Cross Canyon 2 Tent

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That camping trip you’ve been dreaming about taking for the last six months? Here’s your excuse to book the campsite: a lightweight tent that’s a certainty to set up and take down.
10. My Hydro Custom Water Bottle

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Get a little artistic 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.
11 .Mini Lab MkII 25 Slim-Key Controller

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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 experimentation, because you’re a good partner.
12. ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Launch Edition’

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If he’s at all into video games, mainly superhero games, then he’s already amped to play this edition of Spider-Man, one the biggest releases of the year. Snag a copy for his PS4—or if he’s already got a pre-order in, for the PS5—and expect to not see him for a couple days.
13. Wildsam City Field Guides

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If he spends a good portion of time researching the best BBQ joints, the best dive bars, and the best live music venues in any city he steps foot in, then Wildsam’s pocket-sized guidebooks are a perfect fit. Each holds recommendations for stuff to do that’s much cooler than your average Trip Advisor fare, accompanied by stories and recs from locals.
14. uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Maker

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This gadget turns any old coffee into at-home nitro cold brew by infusing it with micro-bubbles. For coffee snobs and hipsters alike.
15. Black Low Vulcanized Sneakers

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If he’s got his nose buried in street-style ‘grams day in and day out, then he’ll know the power of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White. Besides, fresh black sneakers for winter are a necessity.
16. Carry Wireless Charger

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It doesn’t look like much, but this leather-covered slab is a powerful wireless device charger that he can slip in a bag or pocket for a day out.
17. Travel Garment Steamer

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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.
18. Bear Cooling Pillow

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Give the gift of sweat-free sleep. Bear’s pillow is comfortable and self-cooling.
19. One Year of Esquire Magazine

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Hey, good taste is good taste. For the boyfriend who’s interested in style, food and drinks, culture, politics, and, well, just about everything else worth reading about, set him up with a subscription. Six issues of Esquire will look great on his coffee table.
20. 3-Pack Stretch Modal Boxer Briefs

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You can’t beat Calvins. This three-pack gives him a few days’ worth in classic black.
21. ‘James Baldwin: Collected Essays’

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Baldwin’s seminal essays are required reading for the American man. This is a collection he’ll return to time and time again.
22. Classic Bath Towel Bundle

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Brooklinen’s absorbent, quick-drying, plushy towels will be a remarkable upgrade to his current towel (or lack thereof) situation. And isn’t that technically a gift to you, too?

23. Spicy Fish & Chicken Mix

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The next step in his goal of winning the kitchen: the perfect spicy fried chicken.
24. Wool Runner-up Mizzles

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All birds are made with sensibly source, sustainable materials. They’re damn comfortable, too. This will be a pair of easy-wearing shoes your boyfriend will book miles in.
25. Cloud Knit T-Shirt

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The perfect tee is an intangible creature to hunt down. But Outdoor Voices makes a seriously soft, breezy contender that’s best suited to an active lifestyle.

26. 22K Gold Nightclub Map of Harlem

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If your boyfriend has a taste for the finer things in life, a candle embossed with a 22-karat gold guide to Harlem’s historic nightlife (that’s reusable as a cocktail glass) is pretty damn nice.
27. Tech Pouch

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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.
28. Stitch Fix Style Box

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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.

31. Novel Duffel Bag

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A handsome duffel that makes the transition between gym bag, weekend bag, and work bag with ease.
29. Champion Reverse Weave Sweatshirt

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We can’t highlight enough how good this Champion hoodie is. Warm, heavy, and classically cool, it’ll make its way into his regular outfit rotation immediately.
30. SM-TA48BA Stainless Steel Mug

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On a budget? No worries. This coffee mug is so amazingly good he’ll think it cost you double what it did.
31. BT One Wireless Headphones

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With these Bluetooth headphones, the sound quality is great, the design is modern without being too tetchy, and the price is truly unbeatable. Good for him, good for you.
32. Marlin Watch

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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.
33. Tech Pouch

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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.

34. Gazelle Sneakers

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Every guy needs a pair of Adidas sneakers, and Gazelles in his favorite color will never not be a style flex.
35. Rx Jump Rope

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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.
36. Bourbon Bitters Bundle

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Woodford makes excellent bourbon, so you can trust it makes excellent bourbon barrel aged bitters. These’ll go well in his homemade cocktails.
44. Power beats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones

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These totally wireless buds are perfect for active guys, with hands-free control of calls, music, and more, plus noise reduction.
37. Heritage Bike Helmet

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Keep him safe (and looking good) while he bikes, scooters, or boards around the city.
46. Starry V3 Vape

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In our opinion, this is one of the best weed vapes you can get under a hundred bucks.

38. ‘Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails’

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For the rum-loving boyfriend or the boyfriend who knows his way around a bar cart, get Tiki, a stunning new cocktail book that’ll teach him all the ways of tiki drinks in the modern era.
39. Stock well II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Marshall’s very good, amplifier-inspired Bluetooth speaker will help him really channel those rocker vibes he’s so carefully cultivating.
40. NanoLoft Puffy Blanket

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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.
41. Player Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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You can’t go wrong with a classic. Whether he’s an experienced guitarist or just getting started, he’ll feel like a rock star whenever he plugs this Start in.

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