Buying Christmas gifts for your boyfriend can be a challenge. You want to get him something meaningful, but don't want to overspend. And, if your relationship is fairly new, you may not yet know everything about his hobbies, passions, interests, and pastimes.
Not sure what to get your boyfriend for Christmas?
We're here to help!
Below, we've compiled a list of 30 awesome gifts for your boyfriend. These gifts appeal to most men, but they're not so pricey or personal that they'll overstep the bounds of your relationship. Best of all, they're the kind of gifts he can't help but love!
Superior bass quality, excellent noise cancellation, beautifully affordable, built-in mic and music controls, and extremely comfortable.
Average overall sound and not the most comfortable or secure.
These headphones are designed like any other pair of earbuds or in ear headphones. They have a 12 mm driver for powerful bass and you can control your playback from your smartphone through the inline control. The silicone tip is meant to create suction to hold them in place, which of course means that they fall out if you move around or sweat too much. They're not the most comfortable, especially if you're doing exercise. Wear them too long, and they can irritate your ears (normal with earbuds). However, they're perfect for sedentary indoor activities like gaming, movie watching, and listening to music.
When it comes to bass, nothing beats these bad boys! With high-efficiency 9mm drivers built into ear earbud, you get booming bass no matter what you're listening to. And yet, the bass doesn't drown out the mids and highs. While the overall sound quality is average, the bass on these earbuds is superior to even the higher-priced brands (Beats, SkullCandy, etc.).
They're water- and sweat-proof, so you can use them for exercise or outdoor activities. They're about as durable as any other $30 pair of earbuds. Noise cancellation on these headphones is also average. You can use the larger silicone tip to block out all ambient noise, or use the small ones to let in background sounds if you're out and about.
The headphones come with a multi-button control, allowing you to play, pause, rewind, and skip your music. No volume control, though. The built-in microphone makes it easy to take and receive calls, though it's not too sensitive.
For the price (under $30), these headphones are an excellent choice for gamers, DJs, or anyone who listens to bass-heavy music and sounds.
Wireless connectivity with mobile devices, print wirelessly, easy to connect, quick printing, compact, can be battery-powered, and allows you to easily print photos in a range of sizes.
Ink and paper kits pricey and slow print speed.
Details: If he's the sort who loves to print out his favorite images, this is the gift that his shutterbug heart will love. The printer uses ink and paper kits (created for 18 to 54 photos) to produce high quality prints. Though the print speed is slow, he'll find that the richness of color and quality of the images is well worth the wait.
Connecting to the printer is fairly simple, thanks to the Wi-Fi button built into the printer. It's a compact printer, one he can take with him wherever he goes. It's even capable of having a battery pack installed, so he can print his pictures on the go without a need for power.
Price: At $99, this is one of the pricier printers on the market (the ink and paper kits are pricey as well), but the perfect option for guys who want instant photo-printing capabilities.
When he thinks of Aviators, it's automatically Ray-Ban he's thinking of. These shades are a staple for any guy who wants style points. They're sleek, comfortable, durable, and stylish!
There can be a surplus of knock-offs from third party suppliers. Make sure you pay the extra money to buy directly from Amazon to ensure you get authentic Ray-Bans.
Details: When it comes to style, nothing is as classic as Ray Ban Aviators! Sleek, stylish, and timeless, Aviators compliment a strong jawline and sharpen facial features. The lenses offer 100% UV protection, and so many different styles to choose from in terms of colors and finishes. The frames also come in a huge selection of different options, though the silver-colored metal frames match the lenses perfectly.
Authentic Ray-Bans are tough (not Oakley tough, but still durable), and they're the perfect solution for the guy who wants to look his best under the sun.
Price: $100+ may be pricey for a pair of sunglasses, but not when it comes to the timeless style and luxury of Ray Ban Aviators!
Handmade, premium quality genuine leather, durable, comfortable, good padding and cushioning, water-resistant, stylish, and versatile.
Layers of the sole prone to separating.
Details: If he needs a pair of boots for every occasion, these are the ones for him. They're stylish enough to be dress boots, durable enough for hiking boots, and comfortable enough to wear around the house. He'll find they're comfortable the moment he slips them on, and there's no need for him to break them in.
The boots are handmade in the USA, using 100% genuine, high quality leather, with a rubber heel, full leather soles, and a memory foam footbed. The padding around the ankle and cushioning in the footbed will keep him super comfortable no matter how much he walks, and the boots are even water-resistant. The soles can be replaced when needed, and the uppers will last a long, long time.
Price: $190 may be a high price to pay for a pair of boots, but not when you consider the artistry that went into making them. They're going to last him for years to come, and they'll look good for as long as he wears them!
Small and easy to control, uses a classic RC quadcopter controller, and easily charged via USB port.
Adding cameras makes the unit less versatile.
Details: The SYMA X5C is a simple machine built for anyone to use. If your man is a beginner drone pilot, this is a good model to get his feet wet. He can learn to fly it in just a few minutes, and it's a user-friendly device that's controlled via classic RC controllers (with the familiar joysticks). Thanks to the 6-axis Gyro stabilization system, it handles well even in moderate winds, though removing the photography capability will make it even more versatile for tricks.
The drone has a flight time of 5-8 minutes, built-in photography capability, and charge time of 100 minutes. It comes with a built-in HD camera that takes decent images, and it captures video (webcam-quality) in up to 720p. However, this can be remote-controlled, allowing him to adjust the angle, tilt, and zoom before taking photos. It lacks the features of fancier drones, but it's a great option for newbies!
Price: Starting at $35, this is one of the best-priced models on the market. It's an adult- and child-friendly quadcopter that is easy to start using right away, making it an awesome choice for those looking for a first device.
Perfect for him to enjoy music on the trail, in the garden or at the beach; solar-powered, water resistant, tough, charges his smartphone, 8-hour battery life, and great sound quality and volume.
The quality of sound decreases after being exposed to water.
Details: If he can't hit the trail, campground, or beach without his tunes, this is the perfect gift for him! The Eton Rugged can be wirelessly connected to any Bluetooth-enabled device to stream music. The speaker charges his smartphone via USB, so the tunes never stop.
The Solar Panel powers the rukus indefinitely when you're in the sun. The speaker also comes with a micro-USB cable to charge internal lithium ion battery. Best of all, the battery lasts 8 hours indoors--or indefinitely if you keep the Rugged rukus in the sun. With IPX 4 waterproofing, he'll never have to worry about the speakers getting damaged or breaking when wet.
Price: Starting at just over $50, this is a fairly well-priced speaker system, one that delivers good sound quality and amazing durability for a reasonable price. Definitely worth it if he loves listening to music outdoors!
The perfect spice mix for any grilled food, USA made, handcrafted, pure organic ingredients, free of MSG and preservatives, no artificial ingredients or fillers added, vegan-friendly, low sodium, non-GMO, and compatible with every diet.
Small bottle sizes for a high price.
Details: If he's the kind of guy who likes experimenting with flavors, this is the perfect gift for your grillmaster boyfriend. The pack comes with five bottles: Grill Master, with well-rounded flavors; Smokey Southwest, a cumin-heavy mixture; Citrus Pepper, an orange-rich twist on classic Lemon Pepper; Fresh Bay, a seasoning ideal for potatoes; and Peppered Habanero, a spicy, pepper blend that adds a kick to his meats.
The mixture of spices is absolutely dynamite on burgers, chicken, and grilled meats. He'll love trying the various blends on his food, and it will make his mouth water once he gets a whiff of that sizzling, spiced steak!
Price: At $25 for the 5-bottle set, this is already on the pricier side, especially given how small the bottles are. However, if he has a love of experimenting with food, this blend of spices will be the perfect gift for him.
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Classic comfort, durable, stylish even when used, compatible with every sport, very affordable price tag, lightweight, side pockets for storage capacity, and breathable.
Thin and semi-transparent material.
Details: For gym nuts, these are the dream workout shorts! The mesh material used for these shorts is lightweight, comfortable, soft, and offer superior ventilation and breathability for use on hot days. The fit runs slightly on the baggy side, making them ideal for guys who need more room to stretch and move around.
The elastic waistband is comfortable enough for guys with larger waists, and it will keep the shorts from slipping down. However, for guys with slimmer waists and thicker legs, the drawstring ensures everything is securely in place no matter how much you move around.The best thing about these shorts is that they're durable. They don't fade or wear out like other brands (including Nike and Adidas). Even after months of regular wear, they'll still look good as new.
Price: At less than $10 per pair, these are a total steal! Larger sizes will run closer to $15 or $20, but they're still one of the best-priced shorts anywhere. Perfect for your workout-loving boyfriend!
7 different USB charging ports, racks for organizing your devices, charge up to 7 devices at once, compatible with most smartphones and tablets, anti-sliding slots, fast charging speed, and safe charging with protection from overheating or surges.
Quality control issues, and you have to manually switch it back on after power outage.
Details: For a guy who has a lot of gadgets around his office or bedroom, this is the perfect gift for him. Not only does it provide him with anti-slip slots to store his gadgets, but the seven charging ports allow him to charge all his devices at once.
The charging station has a 65W max output, with surge protection to prevent damage to his devices in case of a power surge or cut. It's also built to reduce the risk of overheating, and it will never over-charge his devices (damaging their battery life). The on/off switch allows him to cut power manually, preventing excessive vampire energy use.
Price: At $49, this charging station comes with 5 cables for Apple devices (you'll need your own for Androids). It's not the cheapest gift, but it's a good option if he has a lot of gadgets that he uses throughout the day.
Beautiful, feels and looks like real fur, warm, soft, durable, good size, and machine washable.
Pricey and prone to shedding.
Details: If he gets cold in the winter, this is the perfect gift for him. Not only is it super warm, but it's wonderfully soft to the touch. It feels like fur, but it's a polyester-based faux fur that is animal cruelty-free and significantly cheaper than a real fur blanket.
The size of the blanket is 50" by 60", though it comes in sizes as big as 90" by 90". It will be the perfect blanket for when he's sitting on the couch watching TV or working in his office in winter. Though it's prone to shedding, a few washes will eliminate the lint/fur problem. No matter how much you wash it, it will never lose its softness.
Price: At $40, this is fairly pricey for a simple throw blanket, but so worth it to have something super-soft to snuggle under together over the winter months.
Turn any old plastic card into a pick, great for musicians, compact and portable, and inexpensive.
Leaves jagged edges on the picks that have to be filed down.
Details: For a musician, this is a great thing to carry at all times. With Pick Punch, he can turn library cards, credit cards, expired licenses, and pretty much any type of plastic card into 1-6 picks. The picks have a shorter nose than some guitarists might like, though bassists will find them a good option. The pick punch can help him to recycle and re-use old cards, and he'll never be out of picks no matter where he goes. It's an excellent under-budget gift for the musician in your life.
Price: At $20, this is a novelty gift he can't help but love. It's cute, practical, and will save him money on having to buy his own picks.
Helps ANYONE learn how to cook, great recipes for the male palate, basic introduction to simple cooking techniques and meals, and comes at a very reasonable price.
More funny anecdotes than actual recipes; doesn't include measurements.
Details: If your man is kitchen-challenged, this is a Christmas gift to give him a bit of a nudge toward the stove. The book has humorous anecdotes that will encourage him to take up cooking, and recipes that he can easily make—all without a microwave, of course!
The recipes are all male-oriented, but they'll get him started learning the basics of the various utensils and cookware he'll find in the kitchen. A great Christmas gift, one that serves DOUBLE purpose.
Price: The Kindle version will run you just $2, or $14 for a paperback. It's a book that will give him a good introduction to the basics of cooking, so worth the investment.
Comes with Episodes I-VI on Blu-Ray, 45 extended/deleted scenes, bonus audio commentary for all six movies, interviews with cast and crew, and 90+ minutes of Star Wars spoofs.
Some upgrades to the older movies may "ruin" them, for longtime Star Wars fans at least.
Details: This is the perfect gift for your geeky boyfriend because it's Star Wars! What more is there to say?
The 6-Blu-Ray set comes with all six movies in HD and top-quality digital sound, plus more than 40 hours of bonus content—interviews with the cast and crew, audio commentary by George Lucas, deleted and extended scenes, and so much more.
Be warned: the original trilogy has been digitally remastered, so purists may take offense at some of the upgrades.
Price: Yes, $87 is a bit of a high price to pay for a Christmas gift, but if he's a geeky guy, it's money well spent into something he's no doubt loved since his childhood days.
500 11.5-gram striped dice chips, comes with two decks of playing cards and aluminum storage case, and includes Texas Hold 'Em-exclusive chips.
Carrying case design and quality control is iffy.
Details: For a guy who loves to play Texas Hold 'Em poker, this is the Christmas gift that keeps on giving. The case comes with 500 11.5-gram poker chips: 50 white, 100 blue, 150 red, 50 green, and 50 black chips. It includes the buttons for the dealer, big blind, and little blind, as well as two full decks of cards. It's perfect for Poker Night with the guys.
The chips come in an aluminum case, but many users report the quality and durability of the case is "iffy". However, the chips are a good, solid weight and the decks can handle regular use. All in all, a great choice.
Price: This poker set will run just over $40—a pretty fair price for two decks of cards, 500 quality chips, and everything you need to get a game of Texas Hold 'Em going.
Easy to set up, extra-comfortable, fits two people, durable material, and includes all necessary gear.
Nylon straps only work on small trees - too short for larger.
Details: For extra comfort, this is a must-have on all camping trips!
The double hammock can support the weight of two people—up to 400 pounds at a time—and it's wonderfully roomy. It's designed to roll up and fit in its accompanying sack, which also carries all the straps and carabiners needed to hang the hammock. Set-up is a breeze, and you'll find the military-grade nylon fabric can handle a lot of regular use. Men who love the outdoors will definitely find this comes in handy.
Price: $34 for a durable, high-quality, uber-comfy hammock? That's definitely an investment worth making if you camp two or three times a year.
Serves as both beer growler and water bottle, insulated to keep drink chilled, extra-wide mouth fits ice, holds up to 64 ounces, BPA-free plastic, stainless steel exterior, plus carrying pouch and strap included.
Cap and bottle lip susceptible to breakage and quality control issues.
Details: If you're the kind of person who HAS to have cold water all the time (we get it), this is the bottle for you. It holds up to 64 ounces at a time, and the wide mouth makes it easy to fill the bottle with ice. The stainless steel bottle is perfect for camping, fishing, and hiking trips. The BPA-free plastic lip and cap will make drinking easy, but they will also seal your bottle completely airtight.
Plus, the bottle also doubles as a beer growler! The insulated sides will protect the carbonation and prevent the beer from getting warm.
Price: Paying $30 for a water bottle seems like a high price, but remember that this is also a portable beer growler. If you're the kind of person who wants to bring your own special microbrews on your camping trip, you'll love this bottle.
Made of lightweight, durable carbon, stainless steel. Comes with 6 knives for cooking and 6 for eating, includes sharpener and kitchen scissors, ergonomic handle design, easy cleaning, and lifetime warranty.
Not fully rust-proof.
Details: If you want to get your man a "kitchen starter kit", this is a great way to go. The knives are fairly inexpensive, but they provide everything he needs to cook and eat in style.
The set comes with the knife block, a sharpener, a pair of kitchen scissors, 6 knives for cooking (chef's knife, bread knife, paring knife, etc.), and 6 serrated steak knives for eating. The hollow-handle makes them lightweight, but they're made of durable carbon stainless steel. They're easy to sharpen and keep clean, though you may find a few rust spots within a month or two of use. However, they're a good way to get him started using the right tools to cook you meals.
Price: $45 for a knife set is fairly inexpensive, when compared to the $200+ you'd spend on a true chef's knife set. Worth it for a simple gift for a boyfriend!
Theft-resistant, shock-proof, lightweight, TSA-friendly, fits most laptops up to 17", andstylish.
Shoulder straps are uncomfortable and a bit awkward.
Details: For a traveling man, this is a great gift! The laptop bag comes in sizes for both netbooks (up to 14") and larger laptops (up to 17"). The theft-proof no-zipper design will protect the items stored within from thieves.
There are more than 10 slots to accommodate all the laptop/work/travel extras, and the backpack opens easily for quick scanning when going through TSA security checkpoints. The foam layer within the backpack will protect laptops from damage and provide cushioning. The backpack itself is water-resistant and comes with a luminous glow-in-the-dark lining—great for hiking as well!
On the downside, the shoulder straps can be a bit uncomfortable due to the awkward design.
Price: For those who want to travel unencumbered, this $40 backpack is a good option. It provides plenty of storage room for travel items and work paraphernalia, but is lightweight and sleek. Plus, makes a wonderful carry-on.
18 precision settings, ideal for all brew preferences, portable, far less noisy than electric grinders, long-lasting, and inexpensive.
Plastic disc at the base of the burr grinder prone to breakage.
Details: Men who need their coffee "just so" will love this hand-powered burr grinder. With over 18 adjustable settings, it's easy to grind coffee for a French press, drip coffee machine, espresso maker, cappuccino maker, or even cold brewers.
The fact that it's hand-powered means it will take a bit of work to produce the coffee, but it's compact, lightweight, and can be brought on any trip—camping, international, or vacation! It's quiet enough to use anywhere and at any time, and the ceramic blades will hold their sharpness for 5 times longer than stainless steel blades.
Price: This will cost just $24, and it's something that will deliver fresh-ground coffee no matter where you are. All in all, for coffee lovers, it's an amazing grinder to have on hand.
Complete aerator set, dishwasher-safe, filters out sediment, and features a beautiful and elegant design.
Makes a mess; wine drips down the stand.
Details: Allow your wine to breathe without wasting any of your time. The stylish 6-piece set includes the Vinturi red wine aerator, tower arm, tower base, no-splash grate, and sediment filter.The wine aerator mixes wine with air to enhance flavor, bouquet, and finish of any red wine.
For those who enjoy a quality vintage aerated correctly, this is the aerator for you. The aerator will mix air into your wine to unlock the subtler flavors, aromas, and finish of your red wines. It's ideal for heavy, dry red wines, though it can enhance the sweetness of a sweet red.
The tower is beautifully designed and looks elegant, though it may leak a bit more than you'd like. The filter will eliminate sediment and any cork remnants. After using it, it's easy to clean—simply pop it into the dishwasher! The 6-piece set has everything you need to make wine as flavorful and rich as possible.
Price: $40 is a slightly pricey investment; but if he's the kind of person who likes his wine "just so", it's a fair price to pay for a quality aerator.
Perfect for the whiskey/Scotch lover. Comes with 2 tumblers, plus 9 non-porous, odorless, and tasteless whiskey stones.
Less chilling than expected.
Details: For a man who likes his whiskey cool but not cold, this is the way to go. Not only do you get 9 odorless, tasteless, non-porous whiskey stones, but the gift set comes with a pair of whiskey glasses as well.
Take note: the whiskey stones are NOT meant to chill like ice cubes. Instead, they bring the temperature of the whiskey down just enough to release the subtler flavors of the liquor. Set them in the freezer for a few hours before use, and drop them into your whiskey to bring out the complexity and fragrances. The stones won't water down your whiskey, affect the taste, or scratch the glasses. Perfect for any whiskey-drinking man!
Price: $40 for a set of whiskey stones and glasses is a very fair price. You get quality chilled whiskey any time you want it, and a pair of glasses to drink it from.
A fun toy to play with at home, quick-charge battery, 90 minutes of play time per charge, app compatible with Android/iOS, and 100+ instructions for the robot.
Reviewers report installation troubles with older-model Android devices.
The Details: For the puzzle/maze-loving man, this is an EPIC gift!
The little bot is programmed to follow colored paths drawn onto paper. The bot set comes with a stack of drawn maze cards, but he can make his own to put his puzzle-building skills to the test. The color-sensing module controls the behavior, speed, and path of the robot, so he'll be able to use multiple colors to trigger dozens of unique actions. The Ozobot website has a plethora of mazes he can download and print out to challenge both his thinking skills and the robot. It's a fun toy that will keep him occupied for hours. Plus, it's one heck of a brain teaser!
The Price: $50 for a toy that will keep him entertained for hours? It's a gift that will appeal to both the intellectual and the man-child within him!
Inexpensive, great for espresso and strong coffee, durable material, and features a user-friendly design.
Tends to overheat; not safe for use in the dishwasher.
The Details: For a guy who HAS to have coffee just the way he wants it, this is a great little gift. The durable stainless steel stovetop coffee maker gives him a way to produce a fresh cup of espresso (or other coffee) in a matter of minutes. He has to simply add the grounds, pour in the water, and set it on the stove to brew. Fresh coffee in 3-5 minutes.
The "moka pot" is simple, convenient, and easy to use. It's a very user-friendly design that's easy for him to clean, and it's easily stored in any cabinet or drawer. If he's a coffee drinker, this is a gift he's guaranteed to love.
Price: You can’t get any better than this if you’re looking for a sturdy and trustworthy moka! It's a bit pricey at $52, but it makes a great cup of coffee every time and will serve him well for years to come.
Incredibly affordable, excellent sound quality, comfortable designs, and the controls are compatible with all Android/iOS devices.
These headphones have been known to have durability issues, and tend to fall out of your ears.
The Details: For men who spend a lot of time listening to music, this is an easy (and cheap) gift!
These come with the classic in ear headphone design, with the silicone tips to form suction to hold them in place. They work well for some, but many find that they tend to fall out with more active use. However, they are a comfortable pair of headphones that won't irritate your ear canals even after hours of use.
The sound quality on these headphones is on par with many of the $50+ headphones, with a well-balanced sound that hits the highs, lows, and mids clearly. They're able to handle the sound of movies, music, audiobooks, and video games. Noise isolation/cancellation is average. You will hear ambient sounds (gym, airplane, train, traffic), but they won't interfere with your listening experience. They're a good pair of headphones to use in the car or on the street--anywhere you need to be aware of your surroundings.
Durability is an issue with these headphones, but that's to be expected for the price. The plastic housing is water and sweat-resistant, but the cable has a tendency to break. The headphone jack isn't gold-plated, meaning it is vulnerable to connectivity problems. The headphones come with a built-in microphone, along with a switch that allows you to change between listening to music and answering calls. Simple, but effective.
Price: If you are shopping on a budget for the perfect gift for an audiophile, these $13 headphones are the purchase for you! You get quality sound at an incredible price.
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Instant access to thousands of channels, can be used in any HDTV in your house, mobile app for Android/iOS, and features quad-core processing power for faster channel surfing.
Wi-Fi remote is a bit buggy.
Details: The fourth instalment in the extremely popular set-top box series keeps all the good stuff from previous versions, and builds on them with better picture quality, more control options and a wider array of content to choose from. Also features: support for 4K Ultra HD video, upscaling: It can transform 720p and 1080p videos to UHD, and 2,500+ streaming channels to choose from.
For TV-philes, this is an amazing Christmas gift! The Roku stick grants him access to more than 350,000 movies and TV shows from 3,500 channels--including paid channels like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and Sling TV. He can find channels from all around the world, giving him access to content the way HE wants it.
The built-in quad-core processor delivers 8x channel-surfing speed of the previous model of Roku, and he'll love how easy it is to watch TV in any room of the house. Simply insert the Roku into any HDMI port for instant access to all your channels. He can even connect it to his smartphone and play the sound privately into his headphones—perfect for listening to music, playing games, or watching TV when there are guests in the house.
Price: It's a bit pricey at $98, but the one-time fee grants you access to the vast majority of channels, and you'll pay a nominal fee for access to premium channels.