No matter how long you’ve been together, buying a gift for someone you love can be hard. But we’re here to help. We went through the Strategist archives and scoured Amazon to find dozens of options for every kind of boyfriend.Whatever you might be looking for — gifts for bookworm boyfriends, coffee-snob boyfriends, or boyfriends who can doodle — we’ve got you covered. Read on for the best gifts for all types of boyfriends, including something for the boyfriend who says he doesn’t want anything (but secretly does).
For the boyfriend whose love language is ‘playlists’
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 stays up late to read
For the boyfriend who gets up early to read
Give him a series to get stuck into. The first book in the Wormwood trilogy, and winner of an Arthur C. Clarke Award, this story takes place in a futuristic rural Nigeria (2066, to be precise) during the aftermath of an alien invasion.
For the boyfriend who kept his lockdown beard
Think of the money he’ll save on moisturiser.
For boyfriend who gives you beard rash
For the boyfriend who is getting ready for Glastonbury 2022
This DJ-approved turntable would be a nice gift.
He’ll also need some records to play on it. How about this double LP featuring tracks sampled by Mobb Deep, Cypress Hill, and more?
If he is just building his collection, give him one of the greats.
For the boyfriend who takes out the bins
These slippers have a rubber sole, so he won’t slip.
For the boyfriend who is a Sunday snuggler
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 shares his OOTD
For the boyfriend who hates whisky
Come for the notes of cherry blossom and cinnamon, stay for the decanter-esque bottle you can reuse.
For the boyfriend who doesn’t drink like he used to
For the boyfriend who’s into skin care
Our U.S. colleague Rio Viera-Newton’s top tip? Keep your sheet masks in the fridge.
For the boyfriend who is a top-tier doodler
For the boyfriend who loves pasta (but still can’t get a table at Bottega Caruso)
For the boyfriend who is handy(ish)
All boyfriends secretly love the inherent prying and jimmying that comes with a knife.
For the boyfriend who stans Monty Don
For the boyfriend who is obsessed with Vivino
A book to help him make the most of Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2022.
For the boyfriend who doesn’t use the whisky rocks you bought him last year
For the boyfriend who hates clothes shopping
For the boyfriend who follows Anthony Joshua on Instagram
For the boyfriend who Zooms six times a day
For the boyfriend who lurks on r/pens
If he finds biros just a little too basic, then a Caran d’Ache (in a satisfying magnetic case) would make a perfect gift.
For the boyfriend who is casually into horticulture
For the boyfriend who can’t even keep a cactus alive
We won’t tell if you don’t.
For the boyfriend who loses his keys a lot
For the boyfriend who is terrified of his Screen Time report
One easy way to reduce his doomscrolling? Give him a less distracting way to check the time.
For the boyfriend who is proud to call himself a sneakerhead
What you’re really giving him is the confidence to wear his suede Jordans outside the house.
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