Best Gifts for Boyfriends
Buying the perfect gift for your boyfriend will show him that you really know him and that you care. However, finding this gift isn’t always easy. If you are stumped on what to get your guy, you’ve come to the right place. Here we have compiled a list of 25 items that make great presents for almost anyone. We do understand that every boyfriend is different though, and have tried to find products that appeal to many personality types. Since put blog is all about gear for outdoor recreation special consideration is given to gifts for outdoorsy types. However, no matter what your boyfriend is into, you are sure to find some inspiration from this list.
- Bear Butt Hammock
- Lifetime warranty
- Fits 2 people
- TrekUltra Chair
- Packs down small
- Convenient shoulder bag
- Hydro Flask
- Comes in 2 sizes
- Many colors available
10 Best Gifts For Boyfriends
Bear Butt Double Hammock
This hammock can be set up almost anywhere. It is 10 feet long and 6 feet wide, and can legally hold up to 500 pounds. Two straps and two carabiners are included with the purchase, making setup easy. Some customers have reported that the fabric and straps break quickly, however there is a lifetime warranty on this hammock. They will replace it at any point, no questions asked.
This hammock only weighs 1.5 pounds, making it easy to bring with you on the go. It comes in fifteen different colors, so the style can be catered to anyone’s style.
The Bear Butt Double Hammock is a sturdy hammock at a great price. The fabric has a high thread count, making it quite soft as well. This hammock is a great gift for anyone who likes to spend time outdoors.
- Can fit two people
- Comes in many different colors
- Comes with a lifetime warranty
- Questionable quality
TrekUltra Camping Fold Up Chair
This camping chair is meant to be easily carried. It can be quickly disassembled and fits snuggly in a small bag. Assembly is also quick, but does require a bit of muscle. Make sure to watch informational the video that comes with this chair before putting it together.
It weighs only 2.6 pounds but can support up to 350. However, this chair sits low to the ground, so it is not ideal for larger people. It comes in five different, fun colors.
The TrekUltra Camping Fold Up Chair will make a great gift for the boyfriend who is always on the go. This small chair can fit easily into a packed car, and won’t weight one down as they carry it to an outdoor concert.
- Packs down small
- Comes with convenient shoulder bag
- Requires strength to put together
- Quite small
Hydro Flask Sports Water Bottle
This stainless steel water bottle is made with a straw cap. It also comes with a replacement straw in case the first one breaks. Some customers have complained that the straw sucks more air than water, however this problem is easily solved by switching to the flip lid style.
Available in a 32oz or 40oz size, this water bottle can also be purchased in eight different, very attractive colors.
The Hydro Flask Sports Water Bottle is a high-quality product that makes an awesome gift for anyone who lives life on the move. It is large enough to carry enough water for a full day of exercise, but compact enough to easily fit in one’s bag.
- Comes in many colors
- Comes in two sizes
- Compatible with different lids
- Straw malfunctions are common
Petzl Tikkina Headlamp
This headlamp is designed to make it easy to see at night while also allowing one to use their hands. It has three settings for brightness, low, medium, and high. It does not include any colored lights.
This headlamp comes on a comfortable adjustable strap that makes it easy to fit it perfectly to one’s head. It is available in four colors. It can take regular batteries, as well as the Petzl Core rechargeable battery.
The Petzl Tikkina Headlamp is a well-built headlamp that will be a life saver while camping. It makes a wonderful gift for the outdoorsy boyfriend.
- Has three light settings
- Compatible with Core rechargeable batteries
- Doesn’t have red or blue light options
LuminAid PackLite Solar Light
This light has a battery that is powered by the sun. On a cloudy day at home it can also be charged using a USB port. When fully charged, the battery can last for up to 20 hours. This light is quite small and lightweight, as well as waterproof and shatterproof.
This light has an LED bulb that produced 75 lumens and has multiple brightness settings. Some customers have reported that this light doesn’t hold a charge for very long, but most do not have a problem with this.
The LuminAid PackLite Solar Light makes a great gift for campers and backpackers. Since it is solar charged one never has to worry about it running out of battery.
- Solar powered
- Can be charged with USB
- Compact and lightweight
- Multiple lighting settings
- Doesn’t always hold a charge
Amazon Echo Dot
With the Alexa app, one can speak to this little machine, asking questions, giving commands, and making phone calls. The device can also be connected to speakers using Bluetooth. The app can be a bit difficult to work with sometimes, requiring one to speak up and to say very specific things.
This device is smaller and more compact and less expensive than the original Amazon Echo, however it offers almost all the same features.
The Amazon Echo Dot is the perfect gift for your techy boyfriend. This new technology offers many great features that make life more convenient.
- Less expensive than original Echo
- Voice activated
- Responds to questions
- Alexa app can be temperamental
Skullcandy Hesh 2 Headphones
This headphones can hold up to 15 hours of charge, meaning that they should only need to be charged every few days. The Bluetooth connection is sometimes quieter than the aux cord connection, and does not allow one to connect two devices at once.
These headphones are styled to fit comfortably over one’s ear. They do run a bit small though, and are therefore most appropriate for individuals with smaller heads.
The Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones make a great gift for the music loving boyfriend. Although they are more expensive than most of the items on this list, the come at a good price for quality headphones.
- Connect to music via Bluetooth or aux
- Holds charge for 15 hours
- Bluetooth is quieter than aux
- Headphones run small
Philips Norelco Trimmer and Shaver
This razor offers a great shave no matter how long the beard. It does not shave as close to one’s skin as more traditional razors, and is therefore more comfortable. It can work for 45 minutes after being charged for 8 hours.
This razor is made with one blade that can be set to trim beard lengths od 1, 3, and 5 mm. It is easily cleaned under water and comes with one replacement blade. Some customers have found that it breaks easily, however even they still love the way it works.
The Philips Norelco OneBlade Electric Trimmer and Shaver is an all-purpose razor that can trim a beard and give a close shave. It makes a great gift for the boyfriend who loves his facial hair.
- Versatility in the shave it offers
- Easy to clean
- Works for a long time on one charge
- Questionable make
Solo Stove Lite
This little stove is perfect for backpacking, camping, or any other kind of outdoor adventure. It uses tinder to create a flame that is maintained through air combustion. It works well in most conditions but can be hard to keep going in the cold.
This stove, which is made of stainless steel and nichrome wire, weighs only 9oz. It packs down to be 4.25 inches in diameter and 3.8 inches tall, making it a compact and lightweight addition to one’s backpack.
The Solo Stove Lite is a wonderful little stove that does its job well. It is a bit pricy, but given the amount one will save on propane, it is worth the price.
- Users tinder for power
- Lightweight and small
- Doesn’t work as well when cold
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
This filtration system uses a hollow fiber membrane that is nontoxic, easy to clean, and removes bacteria, protozoan parasites, and microns from water. One can use it by sucking directly from the water source or by filling a water bottle and sucking from that on the go.
This filter only weights 2oz and is small enough to fit in one’s pocket. It’s deign does have some limitations. It Is hard to drink with this while moving and it must be cleaned with fresh water before it can be used.
The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is an excellent tool to have in one’s survival kit. On top of that, it makes water taste great. This is an excellent gift that is fun to use and very utilitarian.
- Small and lightweight
- Gives the ability to filter water almost anywhere
- Makes water taste great
- Easy to clean
- Doesn’t work for drinking water on the move
Makanu Concert Ukulele
This is the perfect beginner ukulele. It also comes at a great price, and is much cheaper than other ukuleles with similar sound quality. The strings do loosen quickly after tuning.
This ukulele is available seven different wood and stamp pairings. It comes with a small case that fits it perfectly.
The Makanu Concert Ukulele is the perfect gift for a new and expert ukulele player alike. It has a unique design and won’t break the bank for the gift giver.
- High quality and loud sound
- Comes in multiple designs
- Comes with case
- Strings loosen quickly
Swiss Safe 5-in-1 Fire Started Kit
This tool includes a fire starter, fire striker, compass, whistle, and paracord. The fire starter works beautifully, which is the main function of this tool, however the whistle is quiet.
This tool is 5 inches long and weighs 2oz, meaning it fits nicely and is barely noticeable in one’s pocket. It comes in a sleek black color.
The Swiss Safe 5-in-1 Fire Starter Kit makes a great addition to anyone’s camp box. Coming at a very reasonable price it is also an affordable gift.
- Includes fire starter, striker, compass, whistle, and paracord
- Small and lightweight
- Fire starter works very well
- Whistle doesn’t work well
The Dharma Bums
This book is a classic among climbers, mountaineers, and hikers, and a great read even if one doesn’t do any of those sports.
This book is available for a low price as a paperback, and on one’s Kindle or Audible account. For a lot more money one can also purchase a version with library binding.
The Dharma Bums is a classic book that your boyfriend is sure to enjoy.
- Available in multiple formats
- Great, classic read
- Hard cover is expensive
Stanley Classic Flask
This flask can hold up to 8oz of liquid. It has a wide, easy pour opening, and is made of tough stainless steel. The screw cap is made of plastic and is a bit flimsier.
The stainless steel that the compartment of this flask is made of is engravable. This retro looking flask can be purchased in six different colors.
The Stanley Classic Flask is a fun little flask that makes an thoughtful, and economical gift for your boyfriend
- Comes in multiple colors
- Tough stainless steel
- Flimsy cap
Yeti Rambler Colster
This stainless steel cozy is insulated with a double wall vacuum that keeps drinks cold for hours.
This cozy has a sleek look that is available in six colors. It comes with a screw on lid that can hold a can or a glass bottle in place. This lid fits bottles more easily than can although it is marketed for cans specifically.
The Yeti Rambler Colster makes a fun gift that helps makes drinking outside a more pleasant experience.
- Keeps drinks cold all day
- Attractive look
- Doesn’t fit cans as well as bottles
Rumpl Puffy Down Blanket
This blanket is made with synthetic insulation that is warm yet breathable. It is machine washable, so one doesn’t have to worry about getting it dirty in the outdoors. It packs down into a small stuff sack.
This blanket comes in three duel color designs. It is also available in two different sizes, throw and twin. The fabric is high quality, but slippery and sometimes cause the blanket to fall off as one sleeps.
The Rumpl Puffy Down Blanket makes a great gift that will keep your man warm all winter long. It is a bit expensive, but is high quality and is something that you can enjoy as well.
- Very warm
- Machine washable
- Comes in different sizes and colors
- Material known to slip off while one sleeps
Rite in the Rain All-Weather Top Spiral Notebook Kit
This notebook kit is made to withstand all being used in the outdoors. It comes with a 3 inch by 5 inch spiral notebook, an all-weather pen, and a small pouch made of Cordura fabric. The pouch is rendered less useful because it makes the kit bulky and doesn’t have any outside straps that it can be secured to.
This kit comes in five different color schemes. It is also available with other sized notebooks.
The Rite in the Rain All-Weather Top Spiral Notebook Kit fits easily in a pocket, and will be there when you man needs to write something on the go.
- Comes with notebook, pen, and pouch
- Comes in different sizes
- Comes in different colors
- Pouch doesn’t have anywhere that it can be secured
NewNomad Inflatable Lounge Chair
This inflatable lounge chair weighs only 3.1 pounds and comes with a carry bag that it can be easily stuffed into. To inflate it simply open the valves and position it into the wind. It will also inflate on non-windy days, but this will take a bit more time. Once inflated it does will lose air after time.
This lounge chair comes in nine different very unique patterns. It can fit two people, but is more comfortable with one. One of the sides has a large open pocket that can easily fit small items.
The NewNomad Inflatable Lounge Chair makes for a super fun gift. With its lightweight, pack-ability, and ease of inflation, this lounge chair is sure to see a lot of use.
- Inflates using the wind
- Comes with carry pouch
- Available in multiple colors
- Loses air once inflated
Happy Socks Gift Box
The four pairs of socks that are included in this gift box are comfortable and well made. They come in size 10-13 which will fit men with size shoes sizes up to 12.5.
Each of the four pairs of socks in this gift box feature a different, super fun pattern. Lots of different patterns and colors are available.
The Happy Socks Gift Box is a fun gift that is also quite useful, since everyone can always use a new pair of socks. Get these for your man and they will keep his feet toasty all winter long.
- Comes with four pairs of socks
- Each pair has a different pattern
- Available in many patterns and colors
- Socks stand out too much for some
Volcom Odyssey T-Shirt
This t-shirt is designed for everyday wear. It made of a cotton and polyester blend that is quite soft and comfortable.
This shirt is only available is the army green color shown above, however it can be purchased in sizes small through xx-large. It fits true to size, but does shrink a bit in the wash.
The Volcom Odyssey T-Shirt is a simple yet stylish gift for your boyfriend. At a low price, it is also a very good deal.
- Attractive fit
- Kind of a boring gift
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber Pocket Knife
This knife has 14 different functions, including two knives, a corkscrew, tweezers, and a can opener among others. Although all of the tools work great, some of them can be hard to open.
This knife is lightweight, making it easy to fit in one’s pocket and take anywhere. It comes seven different colors.
The Victorinox Swiss Army Climber Pocket Knife is a great tool that fits easily in a pocket. With so many different features, this knife is useful for just about anyone.
- Has 14 different features
- Comes in multiple colors
- Some of the tools are hard to open
Be Strongest Scratch Off World Map
This map is a great way to keep track of the places that one has traveled to. It is 32.49 inches by 23.43 inches, and also makes a large, beautiful wall hanging.
Before they are scratched off, the continents are a bright gold color. Once they have been scratched, each country becomes the same color as its larger continent. This has visual appeal, but makes it more difficult to differentiate between the countries.
The Be Strongest Scratch Off World Map will make any traveler very happy. Even those who don’t travel as much will enjoy this map, as it is well designed and looks great on any wall.
- Scratch off the countries one has been to
- Large, beautiful wall hanging
- Colors of countries next to each other are the same
DIY Gift Kits Hot Sauce Kit
This kit includes all that one need to make delicious hot sauce including the ingredients, and the bottles to put the finished product in. It also comes with labels so that one can keep track of what recipe they have made. The one complaint customers have is that there aren’t enough bottles to fit all the hot sauce that one can make.
This kit includes many easy to follow recipe cards that have directions for a large number of different hot sauces.
The DIY Kits Hot Sauce Kit makes delicious hot sauce that is sure to be a hit. It includes everything that one needs, even most of the ingredients.
- Makes delicious hot sauce
- Includes multiple recipe cards
- Comes with everything one needs
- Does not come with enough bottles
Dash MINI Maker 3-piece Set
The mini griddle, waffle maker, and grill that are included in this set are perfect for making meals for one. They are easy to use and clean. However, they don’t work well if one is trying to cook for more people than just themselves.
Each of these small devices weighs less than 5 pounds and fit nicely on the countertop or in the cabinets. The grill is blue, the waffle maker is red, and the griddle is white, making them easy to tell apart without opening them.
The Dash Mini Maker 3-piece Set is a great gift for the beginner cook in your life. The three appliances are easy to use and won’t take up much space in the kitchen.
- Comes with griddle, grill, and waffle maker
- Easy to clean
- Cannot make large portions
NeWisdom Sandalwood iPhone Case
This iPhone case can be ordered for one’s 6, 6s, 7, or 8. It is designed to protect one’s phone, but should be used with a scene protector for the best results.
This iPhone case uses a layer of real sandalwood to create what is truly a beautiful case. It can also be ordered in other woods, however they are not available at this time. Some customers have reported quality control issues, but most are happy with the purchase.
The NeWisdom Sandalwood iPhone case protects one’s phone while offering a unique and stylish look. It is also quite cheap, making it an economical choice for a gift or a stocking stuffer.
- Attractive style
- Fits iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8
- Quality control issues
Criteria for Finding a Great Gift for Your Boyfriend
Think About What He is Into
Does you guy love to fish? Or does he go camping almost every weekend during the summer? Maybe he’s a great cook? He could also be all about his music.
These are the kinds of questions that you need to be asking yourself as you pick out a gift for your boyfriend. Using his hobbies as a launching point not only helps you think of ideas but can also make a present more personal. This makes it a full proof way to find a gift your boyfriend will truly love and use often.
Think About Things He Might Need
Buying your boyfriend a gift that he actually needs sweetens the deal on something that he probably already likes. You can also be saving him a lot of money if you buy him a product that he was going to have to get for himself anyway. He will be very grateful for this, especially around the holidays.
On the flip side, don’t buy him something that he already has. For example, if he already has a full camp kitchen, buying him another stove or some pots may just add clutter to his home. Likewise, if you are going to get him clothes, make sure the pieces you get fit with but don’t look like everything else in his wardrobe. Before purchasing any gift, always think about how much the recipient really needs it.
Buy Him Something You Can Use Together
Chances are your boyfriend likes spending time with you. If you really can’t think of anything to get him, buy him a gift that lets the two of you spend time together. Hammocks and blankets will let you get cozy, while tickets to a show make for a great night out.
Q: How can I be sure that I am buying the right product?
Do your research. Looking up products, spending time comparing them, and reading reviews is the only way to ensure that what you are buying is truly the best out there. When reading reviews, look at professional ones like those found on Gear We Are first. After you have figured out what the experts recommend, read the customer reviews, which will give you more insight into the nuances, perks, and potential problems a product might have.
Q: What if I find the perfect gift but it is out of my price range?
It can be very disappointing to discover the perfect gift and then notice that the price is way higher than what you want to spend. The first thing to do in this situation is to see if you can find the same product at a lower price. The internet is filled with deals, but It can take some time to look up every site that carries something.
If after looking you still can’t find a deal that makes what you want affordable, then start looking for similar products at a lower price point. What you end up finding may not be quite as high quality as the original, but it can still be the perfect gift.
Q: Where can I find the items I want to buy on the internet?
If you are going to be buying items online, start by doing a general search on a site like Google. This will give you an overview of what is out there and point you to some retail sites that carry the type of product you are after. Websites that carry many brands, like Back Country, Zappos, or Amazon, make it easier to get an overview of the market. However, if you know what brands you like, going directly to the brand website can be less overwhelming. Once you have found what you want to buy, always do another web search to make sure you have found the best deal.
Q: What are the best brick and mortar places to shop?
Like the internet, stores that carry lots of brands, like REI and Macy’s, give you a better overview of what is available. However, if you know what brand you want, brand stores allow you to find what you are after more quickly.