Ask most about what to buy for a boyfriend or men in general, and the response is usually “they’re impossible!” But once you narrow it down to more specific categories of interest, choosing a boyfriend gift becomes infinitely easier.
Whether your man spends the weekend in the woods, joking around with friends, sipping whiskey, grilling meat or changing his clothes three times before leaving the house, I’ve got just the thing.
Take a look at the boyfriend gift guide below and get your man in check early this year.
Boyfriend gifts for the outdoorsman
Every outdoorsman needs a multi-purpose survival tool, or maybe two. This practical gift from Marten has 14 tools packed into one small package. Your man can cut, saw, pary, file, hammer and screw — oh and open his Corona bottle, too.
This tool is made of wear-resistant, anti-rust stainless steel. It comes in an included nylon pouch that easily slips into a pocket or backpack. He’ll want to take it everywhere, from fishing trips to jungle excursions.
This gift comes with some responsibility, though. From experience, I’m guessing your outdoor guy keeps his multi-tool in his favorite backpack. That same backpack is also probably his favorite carry-on bag. Make sure he doesn’t inadvertently take his multi-tool to the airport. He will be saddened if confiscated.
2. Flashlight gloves
My husband has a thing for flashlights. Seriously! He has flashlights in his car, on his nightstand, and in his pocket when it’s dark. I’ll admit, it’s a practical obsession. When I drop my credit card on the ground getting out of the car at night, the husband’s beam of light is a lifesaver.
If she likes a flashlight, imagine how much she’ll love it empty handed Courtesy of lightweight, smart, waterproof flashlight gloves. Sure, they have a superhero-costume vibe, but I’m guessing my guy (and maybe yours too) would appreciate these when it’s time to — I don’t know — repair an engine or hitch a trailer in the dark.
3. Beer Chiller Sticks
After a long day of hiking or kayaking or rock climbing, your man deserves a cold beer. If it’s hot outside, that old rolling plastic cooler can’t provide long-lasting cold for the hops it brews.
Beer Chiller Sticks are the solution. Sticks stay in your cooler or freezer. When he’s ready to chill, he opens his beer and inserts the chill stick inside. He drinks through it like a straw and his beer stays cold to the last drop.
The sticks come with a bottle opener and matching, long-necked bottles
Guy gift for jokesters
1. Custom face socks
This is a huge generalization, but every funny guy I know wears patterned socks. And the funnier he is, the weirder his socks.
That’s why these custom face socks caught my eye. You can put his face on theirs or yours – whichever you think he’ll appreciate more. If you use her face, choose an awkward or embarrassing picture just for fun.
Putty Putter Toilet Time Golf Game
- PUTT-Y TRAINING – Help even…
- No caddy needed – this set…
- Hole in One – If your short game…
- Go Pro – This game set is perfect…
You’ll never wonder, “What’s he doing there?” Because you will understand what is taking so long. The putty putter comes with its own mini green (does double duty as a floor mat if you want), cup with flag, two golf balls, putter and “do not disturb” door hanger.
3. Books of true facts
A book of fun facts that will shock his friends (and yours)? With this book in his back pocket, he will solidify his role as the life of the team. You can almost hear him say, “Do you know of a species of turtle that can breathe through its rump?”
The only problem with this gift is that you may have to repeat these events 20 times.
Guy gift for the whiskey drinker
1. Bourbon-infused socks
There are many whiskey-themed gift options, such as whiskey stones and whiskey nosing glasses. But MinxNY’s Bourbon socks are one of my favorite picks.
These socks are thick and luxurious, and also masculine. They will soothe and moisturize her rough and itchy feet, but on her terms. He’ll definitely appreciate the rubber knobs on the bottom that keep him from slipping — because *eye roll* falling down isn’t manly.
Bourbon-infused lounge socks are available at Minxny.com for $29.99.
2. Cocktail Smoker Kit
A torch he can use to mix his favorite cocktail? Yes, this is about the best gift you can find for a guy who loves your whiskey.
The kit includes a torch, cleaning brush, filter and six flavors of wood chips. Note that the torch runs on butane, which you must purchase separately. Amazon has it for $6. You may need to provide extra whiskey, because he’ll probably start obsessing over how to make a perfect old-fashioned.
Boyfriend gifts for BBQ enthusiasts
1. Keep pallet bins dry
If your guy has a pellet grill, he needs to keep his logs dry. Damp bullets don’t heat up as much as dry ones. As a result, the smoker will have trouble reaching and maintaining the desired temperature. This sets the stage for a very bad guy.
Trager’s bin holds 22 pounds of bullets with a locking, airtight lid. If he’s storing more than 22 pounds of knives, he can always invest in more bins and stack them. You know, if the world ends and he has to smoke meat every day to survive.
2. Chimney starter
A chimney starter is the fastest way to light charcoal. In the process, it generates a lot of flame and heat. BBQing guys dig that.
To use, place charcoal in the starter and pour pieces of newspaper into the bottom hole. Light the paper and wait 10 minutes. The coals will burn hot. Then he can toss them into the grill — perhaps with a caveman grunt — and start cooking.
Lover gift for fashionistas
1. The simple loafer
Boys who love shoes are like girls who love shoes — they can’t have too many pairs or styles. There’s always room in her rotation for a casual loafer. It fits somewhere between her “pretty” sneakers and dress shoes.
ASITVO’s loafers are easy to wear and stylish. He can slip it on with shorts or pants. Better yet, he can throw them in the washing machine as needed. They are also great for travel, as they are very light.
Be aware that the $39 sale price won’t be around forever. They have been marked down from $70.
2. Rugged Messenger Bag
Some may not admit it, but guys love their bags. If your man has multiple backpacks for different occasions, this is a sign that he needs something new. A messenger bag fits the bill.
Manifest’s bag holds her laptop, her lunch, and more. It is made of durable, waterproof and shock-resistant canvas. So she doesn’t have to baby this baby. In fact, a few worn spots and rough patches will only add to its appeal.
My picks for boyfriend gifts according to your son’s strongest personality traits. What will he love here?