45 Cute Gift Ideas Your Boyfriend Will Love (+3 to Avoid)
Seeking an adorably cute gift for a special boyfriend? To help you choose the right idea, we asked a guy to review hundreds of top choices and narrow them down to a list of 45 ideas men will actually want. We also discovered two ideas you should avoid. Whether it’s his birthday, Valentine’s day or your dating anniversary, we have you covered with cute ideas he’s going to absolutely love.
Bonsai trees symbolize harmony and peace and make a thoughtful gift to a special loved one. Maybe your boyfriend doesn’t have a full garden just yet, so get green thumb going with an indoor bonsai tree. Bonsai Boy is a specialist nursery in New York offering a wide variety of options to choose from.
Does you boyfriend’s underwear collection need some spicing up? We like the collection offered by Pair of Thieves for their smart-looking designs and great fit. Browse many options on their website linked below.
This clever design features a four-leaf clover, with one of the leafs representing the shared bond between you and your boyfriend. Great gift idea for a boyfriend who likes scientific charts but also has a soft spot. The product is handmade in California.
Do you and your boyfriend spend too much time sitting around watching Netflix? Mix things up with these fun prompts engraved on wooden sticks. They include ideas such as “pack blankets and pillows and go stargazing someplace secluded.” Use the included pencil to mark the completion date on the back.
Does your boyfriend love basketball, football, soccer, baseball or hockey? Choose from among these fun sport-themed mug options and enjoy hot drinks (or breakfast cereal) in a whole new way. These dishwasher safe mugs can hold about 12 ounces of liquid.
Looking for a unique gift idea where you can add a personal touch? These jar of playfully colorful pills contain paper on which you can write him messages. Think love notes, nice experience you’ve enjoyed together, romantic date night ideas, etc. It’s a great way to make him feel good each day.
If Netflix and chilling is getting a bit old, consider some good old fashioned fun with this activity book. It’s healthy to have lively interpersonal interactions, but sometimes it’s hard to spark it. There are a wide variety of activities ranging from games to discovering how well you know each other. Help forge a deeper bond and mutual understanding while having fun at the same time.
If you’re looking for something fun and flirty, consider Kisses 4 Us. Each of the 30 cards includes a different type of kiss and instructions on how to do it. Along with kiss details, the cards include trivia and interesting facts. A creative, unique idea your boyfriend will be all over.
You won’t find this card in the typical CVS aisle. The exterior is made from real shirt fabric, opening up to reveal the superman underneath. The interior reads “There’s no hiding how amazing you are. Happy Birthday.” The ideal card for your superhero boyfriend.
Gifting music in the 21st century isn’t so romantic. Transferring a file digitally might be the easiest way, but hardly could be considered a gift. Thankfully, the thoughtful people at Blank Record developed a creative solution: a USB drive built into a a mix tape. Create the ultimate playlist online, transfer to this drive, and wrap it up just like they did in the 1980s. He’ll love it.
If a cassette tape is not retro enough (see above), consider this cute mini arcade featuring 200 classic games. In a world of phone apps, this is a fun diversion into the bygone world of the arcade. Great for fidgety boyfriends who spend too much time on their phones but still want to play games.
Does you boyfriend’s underwear collection need some spicing up? This set from Calvin Klein makes a great Valentine’s gift. If you’re looking for other occasions, there are many color combinations to choose from.
Is your boyfriend a budding chef? Who isn’t these days with cooking shows exploding in popularity. Give his set of knives the proper treatment with this fun warrior pose knife block. Handmade in the USA from birch, it’s a high quality gift that will last for years.
Do you find yourselves ordering takeout or spending too much at restaurants? While it’s nice to go out once in a while, you’re missing out on an important way to connect: cooking! This well-reviewed cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen includes 650 recipes for “everything you’ll need to make.” It’s written specially for couples, so you don’t have to downsize recipes typically written for 4-6 people.
Does your boyfriend wander around the house shivering in an old t-shirt in the morning? Give him the proper attire: a full-length, cozy bathrobe that’s so soft he may never wish to leave it. Includes a hood, pockets and is machine washable on gentle. Available in sizes from small to extra large.
If you’re looking for a unique, romantic surprise that’s satiates his appetite at the same time, consider this bouquet of beef jerky flowers. The half pound of fresh, quality rose-shaped jerky comes displayed in a pint glass. A fun, creative way to your boyfriend’s heart.
If you and your boyfriend currently reside in different states, this adorable mug is the perfect gift to remind him daily how your love bridges the geographic divide. You can choose any two US states when orders and add your own unique message on the back. The mugs are made using top-quality ceramic and printed in Texas.
Do you have a boyfriend you can rely on as your rock of support through thick and thin? Show him how much you appreciate his support with this lovely rhyme that reads “Happy Birthday! Every day around the clock, always remember that you’re my rock.” This is a keepsake that will last him a lifetime — through all the ups and downs ahead of you.
The ideal man cave candle, this cherry wheat candle burns up to 60 hours of beer-scented goodness. Made by an independent candle maker in Pittsburgh, PA, this makes a unique gift that is sure to delight his senses. A portion of proceeds are donated to a diabetes foundation.
Who knew a cheese grater could be so cute? This adorable little German-made hedgehog grater gets the job done in style. A great idea for boyfriends who enjoy making pasta, pizza or any cheesy dish. The next best thing to a pet.
This password protected “crypt” is the perfect way to hide a special message or gift such as a ring. The default password is ILOVEU, but you can change it to anything you wish and give him a hint to guess. Watch him marvel with delight over this well-crafted cryptex, which makes a great gift in its own right.
Get your creative juices flowing with this fun “love journal” that lets you fill in the blanks. You can choose the direction you want to go in, from sentimental to quirky to flirty. You’ll be able to craft your own spin with the help of a professionally written framework available in a number of different formats including birthday, “miss you,” and “what I wish.”
If you can’t get your boyfriend interested in the olfactory bliss of natural herbs and floral notes, consider something closer to his heart: a slab of bacon soap. This soap looks like bacon, smells like bacon but doesn’t leave you a greasy mess after using it. Makes a fun gag gift.
Lovingly handmade by an artist in China, this cute print represents a sound wave of “I love you.” It’s a subtle way to remind him how much he means to you. And it’s not so obviously sappy he’ll be embarrassed to display it in the office. An especially great gift for someone with a scientific bent.
Featuring products designed by the Plum Island Soap Company in Massachusetts, The Man Can includes a spicy shave gel, exfoliating licorice soap, Bay Rum moisturizing oil and more. A great idea for a boyfriend who’s going off to college or on a trip where he’ll need the very best care. And selfishly, you get to enjoy these products second hand.
Did your boyfriend dream of becoming an astronaut one day? Fulfill his fantasy with these fun space socks featuring fun planet, astronaut and space ship imagery. These socks win high marks for the vivid colors that don’t fade in the washing machine.
A super cute gift idea for Star Wars fans, this wooden music box opens to play the famous main theme to Star Wars. The music making element is made from quality metal material that’s built to last. A great way to show your boyfriend encouragement and support, whether embarking on a new career or graduating from high school or college.
A must-have for your auto enthusiast boyfriend, this mug is build to look like a stack of tires. What’s more, the tires even feel like a rubber material. Featuring a stainless steel interior, it keeps liquid hot for about 4 hours. It’s recommended to wash by hand.
This adorable, creative frame is build with an open interior that contains a little “clothes line” with “I Love You” hanging from it. The little clothes pins even detach. Ideal for a 4×6 inch photo, it’s enclosed by a weathered wood frame and a glass panel. A quality keepsake gift for your boyfriend (and you) to enjoy.
If you’re looking for a cute, sentimental card for your boyfriend, consider this unique wood paneled card featuring two adorable teddy bears. The interior says “Love you…” with an image of a heart in the sky. A great idea for a dating anniversary.
Do you and your boyfriend share some wonderful memories? This special, creative memory book contains lovingly illustrated pages with spaces for you to add photos, stickers and text recounting your adventures together. The 24 pages come in templates that make it easy for you to fill in. It’s printed on high quality paper designed to last a lifetime.
Oh boy oh Berto! This feast fit for a hungry college student features everything from jerky to a Big Hunk candy bar. According to maker’s of this “hangry kit,” the best way to a guy’s heart is via his stomach. If you boyfriend is off at college or perhaps interning in another city, surprise him with something he’ll absolutely love — and devour.
A cute idea for your video game addicted boyfriend, these socks says it all: when I’m gaming, do not disturb. He’ll appreciate how well you understand the important of his passion, while also having a sense of humor about it.
From the SouthernAirs sauce company comes an new variety: hot boyfriend. A great gag gift or Valentine’s day present, this sauce features a mix of jalapenos, cayenne chilis and habaneros. Go ahead, give his ego a little boost with a gift he’ll actually use.
If your boyfriend has a beautiful but at times unruly beard, this special sandalwood beard comb will make him very happy. It’s two-sided with thin and thicker comb elements. Included is an attractive comb case.
For a boyfriend who loves outer space, nothing less than this amazing 3D solar system ball will do. The planets inside are incredibly detailed, designed using a technologically sophisticated 3D carving technique. Also makes a great gift for a science teacher.
For boyfriends who like to live on the wilder side, this ingenious shot glass will do the trick. It looks as if it’s literally been shot. And it’s authentic, made using a real copper bullet. Made in the USA and comes in a gift-able container.
The perfect idea for a guitar player or any guy who loves rock music, these ice molds are shaped into guitars and featuring guitar-shaped string sticks. Great conversation starter for his chill parties.
Do you guys spend too much time on your phones or watching Netflix? Inject some good old fashioned conversation into your relationship with this fun card game for couples. Contains 100 cards with questions ranging from “what’s your idea of a perfect vacation” to “what’s something you tried, but never will again.”
For motorcycle lovers, it’s hard to go wrong with this finely crafted iron model. Makes a great home or desk decoration. The wheels roll and the handle bar turns, making it fun and interactive. A great value for the price.