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The 43 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of Boyfriend

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Buying your boyfriend a gift should be straightforward, but here we are. How much do you spend? How many gifts do you buy? What do boyfriends like? What does anyone like? There are no straightforward answers, really, only suggestions, and we have compiled three dozen or so of them. Whether you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift or something for an anniversary, we’ve got the goods. From complex boyfriends to coffee-snob boyfriends, from boyfriends who love tacos to boyfriends who heard that, actually, they’re saying five a day isn’t enough now and you actually need ten portions of fruit and/or veggies. We’ve got you covered.

For the boyfriend who has a playlist for every occasion

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Because roasting a chicken requires just the right tunes to go with it. Our panel of experts voted this as the best portable home speaker.

For the boyfriend who is a die-hard five-a-side player

Nike dri-fit t-shirt

Ditch that raggy T-shirt he got on a Fresher’s Week bar crawl circa 2008 for something more functional. Chris Black likes these Nike T-shirts.

For the boyfriend who regrets signing up to Tough Mudder

Asics Men’s Gel-Nimbus 20 Running Shoes

Decent running shoes can be pricey, so pick a pair he’s also happy to wear on less tough, less muddy occasions (like going to the pub).

For the boyfriend who was late to dinner (again)

Timex Mens Analogue Classic Quartz Watch

What do you get the man who has everything, including a lax approach to restaurant bookings? This.

For the boyfriend who is obsessed with counting steps

Withings Move

Alternatively, giving him a more sophisticated-looking way of hitting his daily targets would be nice.

For the boyfriend who stays up late scrolling

Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (10ft) Charging Cable

Comically long, virtually indestructible.

For the boyfriend who stays up late reading

Moleskine Booklight Hay Yellow

Powerful enough so he can keep page-turning, but not so intense it’ll keep you awake, too.

For the boyfriend who looks forward to Movember

Kent Handmade Fine Toothed Moustache and Beard Comb

Think of the money you’ll save on moisturiser.

Hundred Beard Co Beard Oil, Forest Blend

Condition. Your. Moustache. We don’t make the rules.

For the boyfriend that’s more traditional, beard-wise

Edwin Jagger S81m357 Hand Assembled 3-Piece Shaving Set

For the man who’s more Don Draper than Stan Rizzo.

For boyfriend who gives you beard rash

Philips Series 7000 Beard and Stubble Trimmer with Integrated Vacuum System

As a last resort, how about a gift that makes your position on facial hair crystal clear?

For the boyfriend who goes to ATP each year

Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable

Music journalist Jessica Lipsky suggests this Sony belt-drive turntable.

Igor by Tyler the Creator

He’ll also need some records to play on it. Like Tyler’s latest album.

Heard It in a Past Life, by Maggie Rogers

It’s folksy, it’s reflective, it’s perfect for sticking on during the final hours of the weekend.

Father of the Bride, by Vampire Weekend

Channel springtime in the dead of winter.

For the boyfriend who is on his feet a lot

FitFoot Baby Feet Foot Peel Mask

It’s time to address the size 11 elephants in the room.

For the boyfriend who goes barefoot all the time

Birkenstock Arizona EVA

… And when his feet are in decent shape, get him a comfy, adult-y pair of Birks with a pop of colour.

For the boyfriend who is a Sunday snuggler

Tweedmill Textiles 100% Pure Wool Blanket

If you’re going to spend a whole day under a blanket, make sure it’s the comfiest one you can find.

For the boyfriend who hates whisky

Roku Japanese Craft Gin

Come for the notes of cherry blossom and cinnamon, stay for the decanter-esque bottle you can reuse.

For the boyfriend who can’t drink like he used to

Seedlip Spice 94 Non-alcoholic Spirit

Skip the two-day hangover with an alcohol-free gin dupe.

LAV Bodega Double Old Fashioned Tumbler Glasses

These old-fashioned glasses are minimalist enough to be a great vessel for white wine, whisky — even a glug of tequila.

For the boyfriend who hates selfies

Sony A6000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

If he’d rather be behind the camera than in front of it, this Sony camera was selected by us as an ideal all-rounder.

For the boyfriend who still uses Lynx shower gel

Acqua di Parma Colonia Soap Bar

Make every morning feel like you’re in a fancy European hotel.

For the boyfriend who’s into skin care

Benton Aloe Soothing Mask Pack 10 pack

Our US colleague Rio Viera-Newton’s top tip? Keep them in the fridge.

For boyfriend who sends you ‘Bon Appétit’ videos

Norpro Cast Aluminum Tortilla Press

Make taco night even fancier (and make Rick Martinez proud).

For boyfriend who loves Padella (but hates queuing)


This is an inexpensive way to learn the ropes.

For the boyfriend who is handy(ish)

Whitby Pruning Pocket Knife

All boyfriends secretly love the inherent prying and jimmying that comes with a knife.

For the boyfriend who thinks Pret coffee tastes like soil

Magicafé Pour Over Coffee Dripper

Artisan coffee he can make directly into his favourite work mug. So long, £1 filter coffee!

For the boyfriend who’s a working-from-home extremist

Men Toweling Robe

“You’ll have to speak up, I’m wearing a towel.”

For the boyfriend who is obsessed with Vivino

Georg Jensen Sky Corkscrew

We get it! You’re a wine person now.

For the boyfriend who doesn’t use the whisky rocks you bought him last year

Ticent & Co Ice Cube Trays - Large

Why are large cubes of ice so aesthetically appealing?

For the boyfriend who thinks Patagonia is too mainstream

Berghaus Men's Deluge Pro Insulated Jacket

Berghaus is Patagonia’s sensible older brother who has a private pension and did his taxes months ago.

For the boyfriend who follows Anthony Joshua on Instagram

Nike Fundamental Weight Rope

Rocky-theme tune 100 percent optional.

For the boyfriend who’s a frequent flier

Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest

This attachable footrest will make economy feel more like, uh, premium economy.

For the boyfriend whose date night is outside-the-box

Orion 8944 SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Grab a blanket and some mulled wine and get gazing. Astronomers told us this model is the best telescope for beginners.

For the boyfriend who *insists* on watching ‘MOTD2’

TaoTronics SoundLiberty 77

We call this conflict resolution.

For the boyfriend who does a mean poached egg

Nicola Spring 15 Minutes Hourglass

Sure, you can put a timer on your phone. But where’s the fun in that?

For the boyfriend who blows his budget on fresh juice

Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender

Tough enough to blitz leafy greens (and one of the highest rated in our exhaustive guide to the best blenders).

For the boyfriend who is casually into horticulture

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

Also known as a snake plant or viper’s bowstring hemp, this low-maintenance plant can handle missed watering and low light.

For the boyfriend who can’t even keep a cactus alive

Artificial Aloe Plants (Set of 2)

We won’t tell if you don’t.

For the boyfriend who loses his keys a lot

Tile Mate

Now he can track them on his phone (as long as he hasn’t lost that, too).

For the boyfriend who is proud to call himself a sneakerhead

Colourblock Suede & Nubuck Eraser

What you’re really giving him is the confidence to wear his suede boots outside the house.

For the boyfriend who welcomes our robot overlords

iRobot i7 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Giving it a fancy butler name like Alfred or Jeeves is entirely optional (but encouraged).

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The 43 Best Gifts on Amazon for Boyfriends