With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may well be hunting for the perfect gift online. We’re here to help. Whatever you might be looking for — gifts for complex boyfriends, coffee-snob boyfriends, or boyfriends who can doodle — we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve rounded up dozens of options, from a suits-everyone cashmere scarf to the best vinyl for boyfriends who miss gigs. Lastly, as it’s edging closer to February 14, we’ve checked to make sure that everything featured will arrive on your doorstep in time for the big day.
For the boyfriend who stays up late to read
For the boyfriend who gets up early to read
For the boyfriend who kept his lockdown beard
Think of the money he’ll save on moisturiser.
For the boyfriend who’s more traditional, beard-wise
For the man who’s more Don Draper than Stan Rizzo.
For boyfriend who gives you beard rash
For the boyfriend who is getting ready for Glastonbury 2022
Since we don’t know when festivals (or gigs) will come back, improving his home set-up with this DJ-approved turntable would be a nice gift.
He’ll also need some records to play on it. How about the new Jessie Ware record, a.k.a. the soundtrack to a thousand lockdown discos?
The synthy new record from the Weeknd would also be a nice addition to any vinyl collection.
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 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 misses dressing up
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
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’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 beaujoulais noveau day 2021.
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 misses the gym
For the boyfriend who is proud to call himself a sneakerhead
What you’re really giving him is the confidence to wear his suede boots outside the house.
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