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57 Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend When You Don't Know What to Give

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When I typed "what to buy your boyfriend" into Google, I received over 887 million search results. Not particularly surprising—buying presents for guys is kind of difficult!—or helpful. If your S.O. isn't particularly materialistic or vocal about his wish list, you have nothing to go on. The best thing to do in this case is make a list of things he might like or reach out to his closest guy friends to figure out his hidden wishes. Before you send that mass group text, however, I brainstormed 57 gift ideas, from the surprisingly affordable to the super luxe, to help get you started. Whether it's the holidays, his birthday, or your anniversary, we promise you won't be stuck wrapping up a tie. Once you're done finding a present for your guy, check out the best gifts for your mama and sister—you are on a gift-giving roll this year.

For the Night Owl
Gravity Blanket
Gravity amazon.com

His tossing and turning days are over thanks to this weighted blanket. This 20-pound cover uses deep touch pressure stimulation to help improve mood and promote sleep and relaxation. Best of all, when he sleeps soundly through the night, you will too.

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For the Fashion Guy
Burnt Hanki Tee White
IISE iise.co

Shake up his plain white tee collection with this one from Korean streetwear label IISE. The abstract detail on the shirt adds intrigue, but isn't overly flashy just in case he is hesitant about diverging from his usual go-to mundane picks.

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For the Coffee Addict
Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Uncommon Goods uncommongoods.com

Help him save money on his morning caffeine habit with this nitro cold brew coffee maker. It'll look great on his kitchen countertop and now when you're over, he can make you a cup too.

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For the NYTimes Fan
New York Times Custom Birthday Book

An avid reader of the Times will love this coffee table book. It shows you what was on the front page of the newspaper the day you were born, followed by every other birthday in your life. Gift this for the holidays or save for his next big birthday celebration. 

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For the Old Soul
Tourmaline Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player
Crosley urbanoutfitters.com

This modern looking record player has built-in stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and bluetooth technology for streaming music. Just connect to speakers and sit back with a glass of wine while enjoying the music.

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For the Practical Guy
Long Boxer Briefs
Nike nike.com

Boxer briefs make for great stocking stuffers or as a side gift if you're looking for an additional item to round out his present. Boxers are practical and functional—what's not to love? This pair from Nike specifically delivers on the comfort and sweat-wicking note with its four-way stretch fabric and Dri-FIT technology. 

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For the Drink Enthusiast
ESPADÍN, The People's Maguey
Doña Vega Mezcal shopdonavega.com

He's serious about his Mezcal and can be a know-it-all when it comes to his favorite drink. Impress him with your "knowledge" of this spirit by gifting him a bottle from Doña Vega Mezcal, which you can enjoy too if you prefer a mezcal that's not too smoky.

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For the Guy Who Wants to Get Into Jewelry
Titanium Signet Ring
Mejuri mejuri.com

He's been thinking about getting a ring, but not sure about the style. Start him off with this simple titanium signet ring that can easily be worn with all his outfits.

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For the Star Was Fanatic
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker
Williams Sonoma williams-sonoma.com

Your guy has seen every Star Wars movie...twice. He'll love this  kitschy waffle maker that makes breakfasts at home more fun. Don't be surprised if he suggests eating your morning meal to reruns of the movies.

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For the Non-Beauty Guy
Kiss Me With Kiehl's Full Size Lip Balm #1 Set
Kiehl's sephora.com

When it comes to beauty products, he's a minimalist and that's okay. Make sure his lips stay hydrated with Kiehl's limited-edition holiday set of lip balms that are infused with vitamin E. They're also not too "girly" for him to carry around in his pocket. 

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For the One With Blank Walls
Silly String
Andy Blank andyblank.com

His walls could use some "adult" decor, so surprise him with this limited-edition art piece from Andy Blank. You can read all about the local materials used here. The "silly string" pieces will add intrigue and feel elevated compared to his peeling posters.

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For the Pup Dad
Custom Personalization Solutions Personalized Treats For Puppy Treat Jar
Petco petco.com

Don't forget about his furry BFF when gifting! After you've presented him with his present, pull out this treat jar for his pup. (Fill it up with treats beforehand for that extra thoughtful gift.) You'll win the human and the animal's hearts that day.

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For When He Least Expects It
Lace Corset
Savage X Fenty savagex.com

After you've gotten him a gift, tack on this little side piece for something he won’t be expecting. Channel some of Rihanna’s sultry and fierce energy on date night in this Savage x Fenty white lace corset.

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For the Guy Who Uses All-In-One Products
PeaceFull Organic Body Wash
Organic Bath Co. organicbath.co

Convince him to give up the idea that "one product does it all" by getting him hooked on this sulfate-free body wash from Organic Bath Co. It's infused with moisturizing plant oils and comes in several scents such as lavender and peppermint, though fragrance-free options are available too.  

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For the Amateur Chef
Always Pan
Our Place fromourplace.com

New kitchen gear like this popular pan from Our Place is just the thing he needs to remind him that cooking can be fun and easy. He'll enjoy experimenting with a new recipe (you'll enjoy reaping the delicious rewards) once he finds out that this space-saving pan comes with a steam tray and a wooden spoon. The pan can braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, serve, and more. 

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For the Art Collector
Keith Haring "One Man Show"
Goodee goodeeworld.com

Tap into his artsy side with this piece by Keith Haring, an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of '80s NYC street culture. This piece, in particular, uses graphics inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics while the artwork itself is printed on responsibly-made skateboards by The Skateroom, which merges impactful artists, museums, buyers, and non-profits with skate culture to create social change.  

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For the Time Keeper
Citizen citizenwatch.com

Whether he is an early bird or late comer, this watch will keep him on schedule. The all-black face is sleek with stainless steel accents and the watch features eco-drive technology that's powered by any type of light so it never needs a battery. 

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For the Guy Who Layers
Slim-Fit Flannel Shirt
Banana Republic bananarepublic.gap.com

His winter uniform is a flannel over a t-shirt and jeans. Gift him this cozy slim-fit piece that will satisfy all his flannel needs. It's perfect for wearing while sipping hot chocolate indoors or for layering under with a jacket on outdoor hikes.

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For the First One Off the Plane
Gancini Hand Luggage
Ferragamo ferragamo.com

He doesn't believe in checking in bags and frankly, he might be on to something. Since his carry-on could definitely use a refresh from all his trips, get him this fashionable Ferragamo carry-on. It looks luxurious and smart.

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For the Non-Briefcase User
Miller Backpack
Herschel herschel.com

He works in a casual office environment, so he's not the briefcase-toting type of guy. In fact, he swears by backpacks. Gift him with the latest style from Herschel, which can hold up to a 15-inch laptop, water bottles, and more.  

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For The Tech Lover
Pixel 5
Google Google

He's been a fan of Androids since day one, so you'll have to get him Google's latest phone: the Pixel 5. Not only is the ultrawide lens on the camera amazing (you'll find yourself stealing his phone to take pics), but the smaller size is great for slipping into his back pockets. Other pluses to this device include a wireless charger, a water-resistant body, and help from his very own Google Assistant 

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For the Winter Sports Enthusiast
OTG Ski Goggles
OutdoorMaster amazon.com
$21.24 (18% off)

He hasn't stopped talking about that ski trip with his boys since he booked it, so just wait until he unwraps this baby. He will be ecstatic. These mirrored goggles come in plenty of colors and will ensure he stays safe and comfortable on the mountain. Grab yourself a pair while you're at it.

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For the Scent Lover
"Kings" Gift Set for Men
Kimberly New York kimberlynewyork.com

A little spritz goes a long way with any fragrance, so he'll be set for months to come with this set of four bottles. The travel-size-appropriate sprays contain notes such as orange zest, dewy magnolia blossom, black peppercorn, leather, mahogany, and more. If you find you're in love with the fragrances, too, dab some on.

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For the Messy Packer
The Mini
Away awaytravel.com

Help him pack in an organized manner with this Away mini case that resembles the brand's iconic suitcases. Not only is it adorably cute (hm, I might get one for myself) but it also ensures he doesn't just toss everything into his carry-on—like he usually does.  

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For the One Without a Green Thumb
Snake Plant
Ansel & Ivy anselandivy.com

His apartment is lacking some serious greenery, so you'll rectify that with this snake plant. They're easy to care for and low maintenance, which is perfect for his busy schedule and his lack of a green thumb. 

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For the Umbrella Forgetter
Men's Original Waterproof Cotton Hunting Coat

Somehow, he always forgets an umbrella. Gift him this Hunter waterproof coat, which will make sure he stays dry, whether he's biking in the rain or walking from the train to the office. 

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For the Cook
Appetites: A Cookbook Hardcover by Anthony Bourdain
Amazon amazon.com
$20.39 (49% off)

So he spends all his time in the kitchen and loves Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations? Then he will definitely appreciate this cookbook from his culinary hero. Help him test drive the recipes by offering to cook a meal together or let him take the reins and make you dinner. 

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For the One Who Loves Long Showers
Super-Plush Towel Move-In Bundle
Brooklinen brooklinen.com

Shower time is sacred to him, so help him make the most of it with a set of plush towels. There's no cozier feeling like coming out of the bath and wrapping yourself up in 100 percent Turkish cotton. 

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For the Techie
AirPods Pro

According to my boyfriend, the best gift I’ve given him are AirPods—Apple's game-changing wireless headphones—so I’m here to spread the word. Buy them. Apple just released its newest model the pro, which has noise cancellation features and an all-new design.  . 

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Fitbit Sense
Fitbit amazon.com

Fitbit's latest watch, the Sense, is here to help everyone maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some of the functional features he'll love include a 7-day battery life, a free 6-month trial of Fitbit Premium, and tonso f personalized health features. This, however, doesn’t even cover half of it, so experience the features with him when you present the Fitbit. This fun but functional gadget will help him achieve his fitness goals in no time. 

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