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The 52 Best Gifts for Boyfriends of 2023

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the 52 Best Gifts for Boyfriends

We’re not quite sure what’s a more challenging shopping scenario: Finding a gift for a boyfriend you’ve only been dating for a few months or finding one for a boyfriend you’ve been with for years and whom you’ve already given a ton of great stuff. Either way, it always helps to have a little extra inspo when looking for boyfriend gifts.

But here’s a little secret: A lot of the stuff out there that’s geared toward guys really makes a great gift for anyone. In other words, “boyfriend” gifts really can work for lots of different people on your shopping list. No matter whether they’re into food or fashion, gadgets or grooming, we found some of the best presents, which you’ll be sure to enjoy, too.


Le Labo Santal 33 Shower Gel

Yes, this is pricey for a shower gel, but it makes for a luxe  gift, and it really does pull double duty as a fragrance. As far as a shower gel goes, it lathers beautifully and deposits plenty of conditioning ingredients (glycerin, aloe, vitamin E, olive oil) to leave skin nice and soft. As far as fragrance goes, it offers the classic Santal 33 blend that’s smoky, leathery, and woodsy, just slightly more toned-down, because it’s in a body wash. It’s a gift anyone and everyone will be excited to stash in their shower.

Price at time of publish: $60

“I stepped out of the shower with clean, soft skin, and surrounded by a fragrance that gave the bathroom a chic, spa-like vibe. As someone who’d never naturally opt for a scented body wash, I could seriously see myself using Le Labo’s Santal 33 on the regular.” —Bryan Levandowski, Product Tester


No matter whether he’s worn the same robe for years and is due for an upgrade, or has never worn one (shocking), this makes the perfect gift. Made from 100 percent long-staple Turkish cotton, it’s extremely plush and cozy, so much so that it feels towel-like. (It could easily even work in place of a towel.) It comes in a variety of neutral colors. Sizes range from XS to 3X. It has handy-dandy pockets, always a win in our book.

Price at time of publish: $109

“The Parachute Classic Bathrobe is not the cheapest robe you’ll find. But the quality makes it worth it in my opinion, so if you’re looking for a robe that you can’t wait to slip into after every shower or bath, it’s hard to lose with this one.” —Leah Weingus, Product Tester

Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Men

Byrdie editors are big fans of this skincare line, and this men’s moisturizer is no exception. While all of the brand’s formulas are unisex, this formula in particular is geared toward addressing the unique needs of skin that’s often irritated by razors. (It’s great for any type of stressed-out skin.) It touts purslane, which is a collagen-boosting, skin-healing ingredient, along with deeply moisturizing macadamia nut oil and shea butter, plus a host of other antioxidants. A little goes a long way, and this can even be used occasionally, when skin needs a little extra TLC, rather than every day, helping you get the most out of one bottle.

Price at time of publish: $225

“I  knew the product would plump my skin with its long list of soothing, repairing ingredients and that I’d wake up with a restored, glowing complexion. And I was right. That’s exactly why I deploy this product when my skin needs it. It would help if you did the same, reserving it for a post-shave application, a defense against cold and dry winter air, against hyperactive air conditioners (which can parch your skin while you sleep), as a general night cream when you need to wake up looking at your best…the use cases go on and on. I like that it also works as a proactive eye cream, ensuring that the skin around the eyes stays plump, protected, and hydrated. If you’re prone to dark circles in the morning, an application can ensure you don’t see a raccoon in your reflection.” —Adam Hurly, Product Tester

Chris Collins Renaissance Man Eau de Parfum

This spicy gourmand fragrance combines notes of cinnamon and sage, along with fresh bergamot and ginger and earthy tonka bean and leather. The end result? An intoxicating scent that he (and you) won’t be able to get enough of.

Price at time of publish: $175

Renpho R3 Muscle Massage Gun

DIY massages have never been easier. This pick (which earned our vote as the best massage gun out there) offers five speeds, ranging from 2,500 to 3,200 percussive beats per minute, to help relieve even the achiest of muscles. It also has five interchangeable heads that make it good for all parts of the body, and it weighs in at just one and a half pounds. It’s nice and quiet, too.

Price at time of publish: $100

Aloonoo 15-Piece Cocktail Bartender Set

Perfect for any amateur mixologist, this comes complete with everything you need to whip up delicious cocktails. There are shakers, strainers, a muddler, tongs, you name it, all housed in a stand that’s both cute and convenient. There’s even a recipe book included to help get your creative cocktail juices following.

Price at time of publish: $58

MadeMan The Re(Set) Collection

This brand is all about simplifying and streamlining skincare. There are just two products in this set, a choice pick for any grooming minimalist. There’s a two-in-one shave cream and face cleanser, and a multi-tasking moisturizer, both dermatologist-formulated. In the words of Ina Garten, “How easy is that?”

Price at time of publish: $100

PYNRS Burrell Beanie

Made of 100 percent merino wool, this hat is cozy, comfortable, and warm, perfect for chilly days and nights. It’s also stretchy, conforming nicely to your head. It comes in three colors and features a tall cuff that makes it look stylish rather than basic. And while it’s intended to be a running hat, we think it’s a great all-around beanie, even if you’re not wearing it while on a run.

Price at time of publish: $43

Fossil Inscription Three-Hand Date Amber Eco Leather Watch

A watch is one of those classic, can’t-go-wrong gifts, especially if it’s this one. The versatile design means it works equally well with sporty or more dressy looks. It’s water-resistant, and the strap is made of comfortable, never-stiff eco leather. Not to mention that this rings in at a great price point, too.

Price at time of publish: $130

MALIN + GOETZ Peppermint Shampoo

Pretty much all of the products from this brand make for choice, unisex gifts, but we’re especially partial to this shampoo. It’s super refreshing and invigorating, a major win on sleepy mornings. It also excels at breaking down any product residue from the hair, especially from thicker creams, waxes, or styling pastes.

Price at time of publish: $22

Down & Feather Pillow - Four Seasons

It may not be quite as good as staying at a Four Seasons hotel, but if that’s not in the cards, sleeping on the hotel brand’s signature pillow is easily the next best thing. Made of down and feathers, they truly are the most insanely comfortable pillows we’ve ever laid our heads on; they also happen to be hypoallergenic. Upgrade his bedding situation with one or two of these, and you’ll both be happy.

Price at time of publish: $175

Ellington Candle

Any jazz lover will appreciate this cool homage to Duke Ellington, complete with a vintage map of Harlem on the jar. Any candle lover will appreciate the sophisticated scent of bergamot, cinnamon, and clary sage, as well as the impressive 80-hour burn time. The outer box is pretty enough that you won’t have to wrap it.

Price at time of publish: $54

Sheryl Lowe Mr. LOWE Brown Mixed Gemstones Bracelet

Yes, the Mr. Lowe in question is Rob Lowe—this is a standout men’s bracelet from his wife’s jewelry line. The handmade piece is made with ebony and coffee quartz, interspersed with brass beads.

Price at time of publish: $200

Altec Lansing HydraShock Bluetooth Speaker

This portable speaker may be small (great for taking anywhere), but it doesn’t skimp on sound; it even has a woofer to deliver loud, clear audio. It’s waterproof, delivers up to 20 hours of playtime, and even has a built-in charging port for your phone so you never have to stress about that dying on you.

Price at time of publish: $100

Nature Boy Deluxe Beard Kit with Connoisseurs Grooming Box

It’s hard to decide what we like more about this set. Is it the collection of four beard care products, all made with natural, plant-based ingredients? Is it the fact that it comes with both a brush and a comb, in a stiffness of your choosing? Or is it the fact that the whole thing comes in a gorgeous walnut keepsake box that makes the whole thing feel that much more special and gift-worthy? Happily, there’s no need to choose.

Price at time of publish: $275

USAOLOPY Hues and Cues

This board game is inspired by all of those “Is the dress blue or white?” Internet controversies, playing off of the fact that we all see colors differently. You may have seen it on social media—it’s been viral on TikTok. It’s a fun and new way to shake up game night.

Price at time of publish: $25

Air & Anchor Weathered Oak Serving Board

Charcuterie, burgers, sandwiches—there’s nothing that wouldn’t look better displayed on this gorgeous serving board. Handcrafted and made from locally sourced, repurposed oak, it also pulls double duty as a kitchen decor piece when not in use.

Price at time of publish: $64

Public Rec Weekend Jogger

Who doesn’t want an extra pair of cute, comfy joggers? These are made from a mid-weight French terry that’s great for all seasons, and they have a drawstring waist (hello, comfort) with cuffed hems (hello, style). They come in six neutral colors, as well as four inseams and nine waist sizes.

Price at time of publish: $98

Levain Bakery Signature Cookie Assortment Gift Box

If you’ve never experienced a Levain cookie, do yourself a favor and order some ASAP. Once only available at their New York City brick-and-mortar locations, the brand now ships these beloved cookies nationwide. You can get a four-, eight-, or 12-pack of their original flavors: dark chocolate chip, chocolate chip walnut, oatmeal raisin, and dark chocolate peanut butter chip. Again, just don’t forget to nab a pack for yourself.

Price at time of publish: $29

Beckett Simonon Garcia Sneaker

This brand makes all of its footwear to order, helping to both reduce waste and cut back on costs. Everything is made by artisans in Colombia, including these cool kicks. Equally retro and modern, the pairing of leather and suede looks cool and sleek. Choose from five different color combos.

Price at time of publish: $159

Foreo Luna3 for Men Deep Facial Cleansing Tool

Marrying the worlds of grooming and tech, this face-cleaning device relies on T-sonic pulses to remove 99.5 percent of dirt and other grime from the skin. Let’s see your standard washcloth do that! By helping to unclog pores and remove dead skin, it’s also the perfect pre-shave prep step, reducing the likelihood of ingrowns and even razor burn. And since it’s made entirely from silicone, it’s both waterproof and very easy to clean.

Price at time of publish: $153

Mind the Cork Vegan Cork Leather Slim Cardholder

Whether for credit cards or business cards, a cardholder is always a practical gift. We love that these, from a BIPOC-owned, London-based brand, are handmade from vegan cork, giving them a unique look and texture. They’re incredibly affordable and come in four unique colors.

Price at time of publish: $19

Mantl No-Shine Sheets

Think of these as blotting sheets, but better. Founded by Karamo Brown from “Queer Eye,” this brand focuses on grooming products that meet the needs of balding men. These bamboo-charcoal-infused sheets are intended to help avoid shiny head syndrome, though they work equally well to absorb excess oil and tamp down unwanted sheen on your face. We also like that they’re refillable.

Price at time of publish: $10

DripDrop Electrolyte Powder

Perfect for anyone who is super active—or just has a hard time remembering to drink enough water every day—these electrolyte packets make it easy to stay hydrated. They contain three times more electrolytes than your run-of-the-mill sports drink, and with three times less sugar, too. They come in easy to use single-serve packets in a variety of different fruity flavors. Can you say “perfect stocking stuffer”?

Price at time of publish: $36

Kenny Flowers Nauti by Nature Terry Cloth Shorts

Arguably some of the comfiest resortwear ever, these shorts are in fact made from a ridiculous soft, organic terry fabric; it essentially feels like you’re just wrapped up in a cozy towel. Still, the nautical-inspired stripes make them fun and fashionable, while the side and back pockets are a nice, practical touch.

Price at time of publish: $98


For any time that a shower is hard to come by, these wipes are a lifesaver. They kill 99.99 percent of bacteria, but they’re alcohol-free (relying on benzalkonium chloride instead) and infused with aloe vera, so they won’t dry out your skin. Nice and thick, they’re great for wiping down larger areas of the body, and we also appreciate that they’re made from a biodegradable material, negating the sustainability issue that many other wipes pose.

Price at time of publish: $20

One Golden Thread Classic Crew Neck Tree Shirt

When in doubt, a nice, high-end T-shirt is always a good gift idea, and this one checks all of the boxes. It’s made from a regenerative tree fiber fabric that’s both sustainable and buttery soft, and it also stretches to fit your body perfectly. It can also be worn inside out and comes in seven colors. FYI, the brand has an unheard-of return policy—wear it and wash it for up to 108 days, and if you don’t love it, you can still return it for a full refund.

Price at time of publish: $88

Deeps Sleep Patch

Anyone who has trouble falling or staying asleep will appreciate these bedtime patches. Scientist-formulated, they’re totally drug-free, instead relying on naturally derived ingredients, including melatonin, ashwagandha, and lemon balm, just to name a few, that are slowly and continuously released throughout the night. Just pop a patch on the underside of your wrist, and get ready for a stellar snooze.

Price at time of publish: $29

Buckleband Starter Set

Resistance bands take the cake when it comes to exercise equipment that’s versatile, travel-friendly, and inexpensive. This is unlike any other we’ve seen out there; it’s the first resistance band with a buckle, making it easy to put on, adjust, and take off. This set contains four, with varying levels of resistance, all made of heavy-duty silicone that won’t snap.

Price at time of publish: $45

Material Knife Trio + Stand

Oprah is just one of many fans of this DTC kitchenware brand whose offerings continuously sell out. Amateur and pro cooks alike will tell you how essential good knives are, and these certainly fit the bill. Made from Japanese stainless steel and high carbon, they’re perfectly sharp and incredibly durable. We also like that they feature a streamlined trio of the basics: a paring knife, a serrated knife, and an eight-inch chef’s knife. The magnetic wooden stand is just the cherry on top.

Price at time of publish: $245

vejo pod

Whipping up your morning smoothie, matcha, or protein shake has never been easier. All you have to do is pop in one of the pre-made pods (there are fruit-and-veggie options, coffees, matcha drinks, protein shakes, immunity elixirs—you name it) into the portable blender and add the liquid of your choice. It’s that easy. The initial kit comes with the blender and a couple of four-packs of pods.

Price at time of publish: $190

Apple AirPods Pro

So much more than just wireless headphones, we love that these have a noise-cancellation feature that makes them perfect for flying, working from home, or any other situation where you want to drown out background noise. You can turn the noise cancellation on and off, however, so you can still hear your outside surroundings if you so choose. And with three sizes of silicone ear tips, it’s easy to ensure the perfect fit so that they never pop out. Make this an extra-special gift by adding custom engraving to the case. (It’s free!)

Price at time of publish: $159

RUNSOON Unisex Slide Sandals

These Yeezy-inspired slides epitomize the whole “fashion meets function” thing. Insanely comfortable and cushiony, they’re perfect for wearing around the house, slipping on to walk the dog or take out the trash, and running errands. Still, they look super cool—way more stylish than any other slipper or house shoe.

Price at time of publish: $34

Jack Black Skin Saviors

Help your man look and feel his best with the Jack Black Skin Saviors set. The kit is stocked with the Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, Double-Duty Face Moisturizer, Face Buff Energizing Scrub, and Intense Therapy Lip Balm. Think he may not be super keen on skincare as a gift? Know this: Over 7,000 Sephora shoppers have given it their seal of approval, so it’s safe to say it’s a crowd please.

Price at time of publish: $35

Paula's Choice Do More For Your Pores Kit

Whether your boyfriend constantly breaks out, has an oily complexion, or has been open about wanting to focus more on his complexion, you can’t go wrong with the Paula’s Choice Do More For Your Pores Kit. Beloved by over 18,000 Sephora shoppers, the set includes a 1-ounce bottle of the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant and a 0.5-ounce tube of RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50. Best of All, these products can be used together for a super simple skincare routine, so if your man doesn’t have a regimen yet, this can help him dip his toes in.

Price at time of publish: $17

Maison Margiela REPLICA' By the Fireplace Set

Listen to us when we tell you that this unisex By the Fireplace scent by Maison Margiela is so good that everyone your boyfriend comes in contact with will be asking him what it is and where he got it. The fragrance has warm and spicy notes with hints of chestnut, vanilla, and clove. Needless to say, it’s the perfect scent for the holidays, and he’ll be glad that the set comes with three travel-friendly bottles and vials of the fragrance.

Price at time of publish: $102


If you’re unsure about which fragrance notes your boyfriend likes best, give him the gift of finding his new signature scent. The Sephora Favorites Cologne Sampler Set includes 12 sample-size colognes to experiment with, all housed in a dopp kit. Best of all, when he finds his favorite, he can take the included coupon that comes with the kit and redeem it for a full-sized bottle of the fragrance at no extra cost.

Price at time of publish: $72

Billionaire Boys Club Men's Arch Burst Cotton Graphic Tee

Billionaire Boys Club is a Black-owned clothing brand founded by Pharrell Williams and Nigo in 2003. The brand is renowned for its statement-making, streetwear-inspired lifestyle items, including shirts, sweats, jackets, and more. This 100-percent cotton tee by the brand features a bold logo graphic and is sold in five colors.

Price at time of publish: $50

Fear of God Essentials Long Sleeve Logo Graphic Tee

Fear of God Essentials is a Los Angeles-based, Black-owned clothing brand that specializes in timeless, contemporary fashion, particularly of the luxe lounge variety. So, while this long sleeve tee might look simple, it’s actually a statement on American expression and modern culture. Point being, it’s great for the guy that loves to wear lounge clothes while still looking put together.

Price at time of publish: $50

Good Man Brand Classic Legend London Sneaker

Simple sneakers that can be worn from the office to meetings to happy hour remain a staple in contemporary men’s fashion. This pair from Good Man Brand, which is a Black-owned fashion label, is sold in three colors. The sneakers are made with genuine leather and feature removable insoles, and a portion of proceeds help support the Why Not You Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to education, children’s health and fighting poverty, which the brand works closely with.

Price at time of publish: $228

buttah CocoShea Revitalizing Cream

Men need to moisturize, too! The Buttah Skin CocoShea Revitalizing Cream is a jar full of deeply-hydrating face and body cream crafted with shea butter, cocoa butter, and sunflower and avocado seed oils, among other skin-soothing ingredients. And since it’s two ounces, it can be safely carried in a plane carry-on during holiday travel and beyond!

Price at time of publish: $19

Briogeo Scalp Revival MegaStrength Dandruff Relief Shampoo

Is your man always scratching his scalp? Or maybe he’s complaining about the white flakes that shimmy down every time he shakes his head? Whatever the case may be, the Briogeo Scalp Revival Dandruff Relief Charcoal Shampoo can help. It’s formulated with exfoliating and sebum-balancing salicylic and lactic acids, as well as detoxifying binchotan charcoal. Together, these ingredients deep-clean the scalp to make way for cleaner, more comfortable heads of hair.

Price at time of publish: $42

Bôhten Legend 54mm Gradient Rectangular Blue Light Blocking Sunglasses

Sure we love major sunglass labels as much as the next person, but when it’s time to give a gift, there’s something to be said about smaller-scale brands. Bôhten is a Black-owned African-inspired glasses brand that’s beloved by celebrities like NBA star Dwyane Wade. So, if you’re in the market for a pair of frames that are bound to make an impression, the ‘70s-esque Bôhten Legend 54mm Gradient Rectangular Sunglasses are worth checking out — they even have blue light-blocking capabilities, so they’ll improve your boo’s vision, too.

Price at time of publish: $200

54 Thrones Minona Luxury Body Oil

Winter is a time when skin begins to suffer. The harsh cold temperatures are known to dry out skin from head to toe, leading to itchy, irritated skin that can even become cracked. To help your boyfriend avoid this uncomfortable reality, give him the 54 Thrones Minona Luxury Body Oil. It’s formulated with Egyptian jojoba and Ghanaian baobab oils, alongside Nigerian moringa and Moroccan rosehip and argan oils. Together, these oils ensure his skin will be hydrated and soothed to the core, with no cracks in sight.

Price at time of publish: $48

LuvScrub Mesh Body Exfoliator

Exfoliation is especially important in winter since the dry, harsh temperatures can dry out the skin. While chemical exfoliants can work wonders, for all-over sloughing, the Luv Scrub Mesh Body Exfoliator is a great option. The cloth, which is designed to last for 18 months, can be used dry or wet, and with water or body washes. In that way, this gift can be a smaller addition to a larger idea — a self-care shower-care basket, perhaps?

Price at t time of publish: $18

UGG Tasman Slipper

ICYMI: UGGs are back in a very big way, and the Tasman slipper is one of the key leaders of the resurgence of the early ‘00s trend. Fortunately for all, these slippers are so comfortable and thanks to the lugged sole, they can easily be worn out of the house. Now, the only question is, which of the nine colors will you buy your man?

Price at time of publish: $100

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag

Whether your boyfriend travels frequently or has been on the hunt for a more elevated gym bag, the Herschel Supply Co. Duffle Bag is worth adding to his gift this holiday season. The roomy barrel bag has a top-zip closure and removable adjustable shoulder strap, and that’s about it. It’s a simple, stylish bag that he’ll be able to use for years on end.

Price at time of publish: $100

Nike Blazer Mid '77 Vintage

Another shoe that’s making a major comeback? The Nike Blazer Mid ‘77 Vintage Sneaker — and we’re in love with the silhouette. Sold in four colors at Nordstrom, the sneaker features a slim profile with an enlarged Nike emblem that’s hard to ignore. All in all, they’re a bold everyday choice that can work well with jeans, sweats, chinos, and more.

Price at time of publish: $105

Allbirds Men's Tree Runners

If your boyfriend loves to run, even in the cold, then you must consider the Allbirds Tree Runner Sneaker. These sustainable shoes, which are sold in four colors at Nordstrom, have a tencel upper and merino wool interior, making them cozy and warm with every step. (FWIW: While they’re new to Nordstrom, they have over 5,000 glowing reviews on the brand’s site.)

Price at time of publish: $105

Rodd & Gunn Alton Ave Regular Fit Pullover Sweatshirt

To look polished while feeling extremely cozy? That’s the dream — and the Rodd & Gunn Alton Ave Regular Fit Pullover Sweatshirt makes it a reality. The quarter-zip, 100-percent cotton sweatshirt has a stand-up collar and is sold in 16 colors. Heck, you may even want to buy more than one.

Price at time of publish: $99

FightCamp Trackers + Bag

If your boyfriend loves to workout but often finds it challenging to make time or reserve funds for the gym, bring the sweat sesh to him with the FightCamp Trackers + Bag. This all-encompassing boxing bundle includes punch trackers, wrist wraps, and the boxing bag so that they can set up their own studio in the comfort of their own home.

Price at time of publish: $499

Lululemon Studio Mirror Pro

Does your boyfriend love switching between workouts to keep his body guessing? The Lululemon Studio Mirror Pro is a one-of-a-kind at-home fitness experience in that it brings the world’s top trainers into the comfort of your own home — and we’re not just talking Lululemon trainers. Instead, the Lululemon Studio Mirror Pro, which comes with a slew of equipment to be used with the Mirror, pairs with iconic studios like Y7, Dogpound, Pure Barre, Rumble, and more. The result? A jaw-dropping present that gives the gift of cult-favorite workout variety. Three words: He’ll be floored.

Price at time of publish: $1,945


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