47 Best Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Nothing says "I love you" quite like one of these best Christmas gifts for your boyfriend.
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Your significant other is one of the most important people in your life—so picking out the perfect present for him can feel quite daunting. After all, you want to get your boyfriend something that he likes and that he’ll use. And while there are plenty of great gift ideas for him out there, your boyfriend deserves an exceptional present that shows just how much you love him.
Whether you’re looking for something funny, something thoughtful or something romantic, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas gifts for your boyfriend below. Some of our top picks include a hot sauce sampler pack, a date night bucket list jar and a monogram leather travel pouch. There’s something for every type of guy, whether he’s a beer drinker, a world traveler or a home cook extraordinaire. And of course, there’s something for every budget, too, no matter how much you want to spend. It’s the thought that counts, after all.
From personalized presents to unique kitchen tools, these gifts will make your boyfriend say “wow”—or maybe even leave him speechless. Pro tip: To ensure you get something equally good in return, send him this list of the best Christmas gifts for her—wink wink.
For the Cuddler: A Really Big Blanket
Whether he’s constantly cold, a notorious blanket hog or always looking for an excuse to cuddle up on the couch with his favorite book or TV show, this larger-than-life blanket from Big Blanket Co is just what he needs this Christmas. “After testing this popular blanket, it’s hard to cuddle with anything other than this dreamy product,” says Madi Koetting, Product Reviews Home Editor. “At 10 feet long, it’s ideal for multiple people to enjoy at once without complaining about the other ‘hogging’ all of it. It’s one of those life-changing yet unique gifts I can’t stop recommending.”
For the Guy Who Owns His Own Lightsaber: Star Wars Soap
Dr. Squatch makes some seriously good-smelling shower gear, like soap, hair care, beard oil, cologne—basically all the essentials. Their natural products are formulated for men, and they’re known for fun collabs, including a Star Wars collection. The Star Wars soap 4-pack is a consistent bestseller and a must-have for the guy in your life who’s obsessed with the franchise. From suds of darkness and a legendary lather, this is the most fun—and best-smelling—soap he’ll own.
For the Wellness-Obsessed Guy: Beast Blender
Yes, a stylish yet powerful blender exists, and the secret is the ultra-sleek Beast Blender. “I can’t stop recommending this blender to wellness-obsessed foodies,” says Madi. “Specifically, people who make protein shakes or smoothies on the daily. The 1000-watt blender finely chops ingredients for the silkiest smoothies, shakes, dips and frozen cocktails. Plus, it comes with accessories to take blends on the go.” Choose from three colors to match your guy’s aesthetic, and read our Beast Blender review for the full scoop.
For the DIY Foodie: Sushi Making Kit
Switch up your sushi date night routine with a DIY alternative thanks to this fun sushi-making kit. Packed with all the essentials for mastering your favorite rolls, it’s a gift for your favorite guy—and yourself! Plus, who doesn’t love learning something new in the kitchen? You can’t go wrong with these cooking kits, either.
For the Entertainer: Shot Ski
Meet the grown-up version of the classic shot ski. Made of fair trade natural Arjun wood and recycled glass, this shot ski is giving serious apres-ski at the lodge vibes. It’s emblazoned with a playful “Tips Up” and holds shots for four people to participate at once. Toss in a few bottles of their favorite liquor to go along with it and you’ll be the life of the holiday party.
For the Dessert Lover: Cookie Dough Club
Everyone knows the best part about baking cookies isn’t the final product—it’s sneaking bites of raw dough before it goes in the oven. Gift a way to enjoy that uncooked deliciousness all year with a subscription to Doughp’s Secret Cookie Dough Club. Every month they’ll get safe-to-eat cookie dough delivered right to their door, in drool-worthy flavors like cookie monsta, cinnamel apple and peanut butter pretzel crunch.
For the Beer Drinker: Oktoberfest Mug
Upgrade his boring old pint glass to this authentic Oktoberfest beer mug, which is one of the best gifts for beer lovers. Designed in Germany, it has a traditional Bavarian emblem along with a large one-liter capacity that he can fill with the lager of his choosing, whether that be a refreshing pale ale, a crisp pilsner or a rich stout. He’ll raise his glass to cheers, or as they say in Germany, Prost!
For the Guy Who Prefers the Finer Things: Monogrammed Leather Wallet
Every man needs a wallet. And this monogrammed leather option may very well last a lifetime. Choose from supple black or chocolate pebbled leather then add on his initials. Six card slots and a bifold opening give him plenty of space to slot in his essentials.
For the Spice Lover: Hot Sauce Sampler Pack
Eggs, tacos, Ramen, chicken—no matter what he’s eating, chances are he’s dousing it in hot sauce first. Rather than settle for yet another bottle of Tabasco or Sriracha, he can turn up the heat with this hot sauce sampler pack from The Good Hurt. It comes with seven different flavored hot sauces, including whiskey habanero, garlic herb and ghost pepper, that range in levels of spiciness.
For the Baseball Fan: MLB Glasses
Baseball-loving boyfriends will love having a piece of their favorite team with these MLB glasses. Each glass features a map of their favorite MLB stadium with the team’s logo printed on the bottom. It comes with two cocktail glasses, perfect for sharing!
Taste of Home’s Senior Shopping Editor, Katie Bandurski, gifted these to her now-fiancé, and they were a home run. “He uses them all the time for old fashioneds, plus it’s a great way to remember his hometown team in a new city.”
For the La Croix Lover: SodaStream Sparkling Water Maker
All those packs of sparkling water he buys every week at the grocery store add up. Give him the tool to make his own at home: the popular SodaStream sparkling water maker. Not only does this bundle come with the appliance itself, but it also includes two CO2 canisters (essential for optimal carbonation), two durable carbonating bottles and flavor drops from Bubly, one of our favorite sparkling water brands.
For the Happy Hour Goer: Cocktail Smoker
If he fancies himself an amateur bartender, this cocktail smoker will be right up his alley. It comes with all the essentials to give a unique smoky richness to his next cocktail creation, including seven different flavors of wood chips from oak to apple. The smoking gun is incredibly easy to use and, when used in coordination with one of these classic mixed drink recipes, could earn your boyfriend the title of master mixologist.
For the Traveler: Scratch-Off World Map Poster
Help him check off every spot on his travel bucket list with this scratch-off world map poster. Every time he visits a new country—or even a new state—he can scratch it off to keep track of all the places he’s been and the memories made during his jet-setting adventures. The oversized black-and-gold poster is worthy of a spot on our list of the best travel gifts this year, for sure.
For the Early Riser: Coffee Subscription
This is one of our favorite coffee subscription boxes. Atlas Coffee Club delivers freshly roasted coffee straight to their door every. single. month. He’ll enjoy tasting flavors from around the world, like milk chocolate-tasting beans from Costa Rica and bold roasts from Indonesia. Personalize the coffee to his brewing preference for a perfect cup of joe every morning. Still not sold? Read up on our Atlas Coffee Club review.
For the Carnivore: Meat Shredder Claws
Anyone who’s ever tried to shred meat using the good old double fork method knows just how tedious and frustrating it can be. Save your boyfriend the trouble by gifting him these Bear Paws meat shredder claws. One of the best gifts for grillers, these super-sharp handheld claws can rip up any type of meat—including chicken, pork and beef—with very little effort. They’re also heat-resistant and melt-proof up to 475 degrees so they can handle the grill.
For the First-Class Flyer: Monogram Leather Pouch
Whether he frequently travels for work or enjoys a long weekend trip every so often, he needs a good travel bag to stash all of his essentials. This classy leather dopp kit from Mark and Graham has a water-resistant lining that’s ideal for toiletries along with two roomy zippered compartments to help him keep everything organized. Bonus: You can get it monogrammed with his initials for an extra personal touch.
For the Planner: Date Night Bucket List
Consider this as much a gift for you as it is for him. After all, as his partner, you’ll take part in whatever he pulls out of this date night bucket list kit. Maybe it’s a romantic picnic under the stars. Maybe it’s learning how to make homemade pizza at a local shop. Or maybe it’s just a cozy movie night at home. Regardless, with all the ideas included, you’re guaranteed plenty of fun dates in the future—without ever asking “what should we do?” again.
For the Winter Sports Enthusiast: Sloping Ski Glasses
If he’s a firm believer that an apres-ski drink just “hits different,” he’ll appreciate these unique sloping ski glasses. Each of the slanted cups features a colorful skier making a run through fresh powder. Even when he’s not hitting the slopes, these glasses will be the hit of any holiday party or winter get-together. All he has to do is fill them with one of these cozy drinks, and it’ll feel like you’re right there in the ski lodge.
For the Sweet Tooth: Custom Shortbread Cookies
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so these custom shortbread cookies from a Paris-trained pastry chef won’t disappoint. Whether it’s a romantic sentiment or a funny inside joke, you can put any message on these classic shortbreads, which have a decadent buttery vanilla flavor and crumbly texture. File this under “great gifts for sisters,” too!
For the Crowd Pleaser: Blackstone Tabletop Griddle
This Blackstone griddle has been all over social media lately—and for good reason. Big enough for him to cook for you and 20 of his closest friends, it has two burners that provide even heat (and allow you to cook multiple things at a time) along with a grease management system that makes it easy to clean. He can use it for almost anything and everything, like some homemade Hibachi or enough hotcakes, fried eggs and hash browns to feed a hungry breakfast crew.
For the Home Chef: Personalized Apron
An apron is one of those things you never know you need until you’re splattered in bacon grease or find tomato sauce stains all over your white shirt post-pasta night. This personalizable apron from Williams Sonoma is made of heavy-duty cotton to protect your boyfriend’s outfit and features an adjustable neck strap for a comfortable fit and pockets for his cooking utensils. Available in seven colors, it also comes in petite and kids sizes, making it a great family Christmas gift idea, should he want the whole crew to match.
For the Hopeless Romantic: Personalized Song Plaque
If you’re always turning up the radio in the car when “your song” comes on, this personalized song plaque could be the thoughtful gift that’ll make your boyfriend get a little misty-eyed. It’s made of durable clear acrylic that will fit any decor style and even comes in a lighted version for added ambiance. You can choose any song and artist, along with a message from yours truly and the photo of your choice.
For the Beer Guy: Carbonated Growler
The local brewery is his home away from home, he loves taste-testing new brews and he has an opinion on every beer out there. AKA he’s a beer snob. With this uKeg carbonated growler, he can keep any of his favorite beers on tap for a nice frosty pour when 5 o’clock rolls around. Available in both 64- and 128-ounce sizes, it’s vacuum-insulated and made with stainless steel to keep his lager fresh and cold.
For the Hometown Hero: State-Shaped Cheese Board
Give him a new way to show off his hometown pride with one of these custom state cheese boards. Each one is hand-cut from eco-friendly bamboo, so it’s a one-of-a-kind piece he can cherish for years to come. No matter what he chooses to serve on it—whether it’s meat and cheese, veggies and hummus or another of the best charcuterie board ideas—it’ll be a conversation starter at parties.
For the Snacker: Gourmet Snack Gift Basket
Swap his Pringles and Twizzlers for Napoli salami and olive oil and sea salt crackers with this Harry and David gourmet snack basket. It includes savory snacks—including cheeses, roasted nuts and chutney—along with sweet treats, like decadent truffles, raspberry tea cookies and chocolate cake. With something for everyone, it’s one of the best gift baskets you can send.
For the Golfer: Golf Ball Whiskey Stones
Nothing makes him ready for a refreshing drink on the rocks quite like a few rounds of golf. And nothing is quite as appropriate for said drink as these golf ball whiskey chillers from Uncommon Goods. All he has to do is toss them in the freezer a few hours before he’s ready for that homemade old-fashioned. They’ll be nice and cold and won’t water down his drink the way regular ice would.
For the Handyman: Magnetic Tool Wristband
If he’s always doing projects around the house—and always grumbling about trying to find the right tool for the job—he pretty much needs this magnetic tool wristband. It features 10 super strong magnets designed to hold onto all his bits and bobs, from drill bits to screws, to keep them securely within arm’s reach. Made of breathable mesh, it’s both adjustable and comfortable enough to wear for hours on end.
For the Foodie: Himalayan Salt Plank
The next time he wants to grill up some fresh salmon or a nice juicy steak, this Himalayan salt barbecue plank will come in handy. When we tried it in our test kitchen, we liked how it adds a subtle flavor to your food, whether it be meat or veggies. It can even double as an elegant serving tray or cutting board. Check out our full review if you need more convincing—we can almost promise he won’t be disappointed.
For the Hungry Guy: Pizza Subscription
Who wouldn’t want a monthly pizza subscription? Every month, they’ll get to devour the yummiest pizza brands in the nation (think Brooklyn’s coal-oven pies and Chicago deep-dish ‘za). Choose from two subscriptions: Three months or six months. A food of the month club always makes one of the best Christmas gifts for boyfriend foodies.
For the Desk Worker: Temperature-Controlled Mug
A temperature-controlled coffee mug? Check! We tried the Ember Mug and LOVE that you can adjust the temperature so it stays perfectly warm all morning. And the sleek design is enough to add to cart. He’ll love not having to warm up his cup of joe mid-morning.
For the Cozy Guy: Fleece Pullover
Cozy gear is the ideal Christmas gift for boyfriend types who don’t like shopping for clothes on their own. This L.L. Bean sweater pullover is so timeless they’ll wear it from the moment fall leaves hit the ground to when spring’s in bloom. Choose from seven colorways and multiple sizes.
For the New Couple: We’re Not Really Strangers Game
This Christmas gift for your boyfriend is for couples who recently started dating. We’re Not Really Strangers is a purpose-driven card game for couples, friends and families. The game covers three levels: perception, connection and reflection. Prompts are designed to build connections with each other and help you better understand your partner.
Madi is a fan, saying “I bought this game early in my relationship to build a connection with my long-distance boyfriend. We love it so much we make it a point to play every few months.”
For the Gym Bro: Massage Gun
Whether he’s prone to sore muscles or is obsessed with the latest gadgets, this massage gun checks all the boxes for the best Christmas gifts for boyfriends. It comes with all the odds and ends for relieving muscle pain, including massage heads for the back, shoulders, calves—you name it.
For the Budding Bartender: Cocktail Subscription
Happy hour has never tasted better thanks to Shaker & Spoon. For boyfriends honing their mixology skills, a Shaker & Spoon subscription introduces them to new craft drinks. Each box includes every single ingredient they’ll need to mix drinks like a bartender. All they have to do is supply the booze.
For the Later-Riser: Sunrise Alarm Clock
Morning routines don’t have to be dreadful. The Hatch Restore 2 is a personalized alarm clock and lamp that mimics the sunrise to aid healthy cortisol levels and thus create peaceful mornings. They can set a personalized sleep schedule and unwind with soothing sounds. “This is the ultimate morning upgrade for anyone on your list who still uses their phone alarm clock (aka me),” Madi says. “Plus, it helps him wind down thanks to soothing sounds and customizable lights to prepare his mind and body for sleep.”
For the Griller: Kabob Grilling Baskets
Perfect for the grill and oven, these kabob grilling baskets are so convenient for prepping skewers and of course, kabobs. Whether he’s a griller at heart or an avid camper, he’ll love using this prep tool he didn’t know he needed.
For the Guy On the Go: New Shoes
Top off his new Christmas clothes with a pair of Allbirds. Shop from everyday sneakers, running shoes, sandals and boat shoes. There’s guaranteed to be a style for every preference. Shoes are sustainably sourced and made from renewable, natural materials, so they’re better for the environment. Plus, Allbirds is committed to becoming a carbon-neutral company, so you’ll feel good about where your dollars are going.
For the S’mores Lover: Personal Fire Pit
If your boyfriend lives in an apartment, this smokeless fire pit is perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining. It uses rubbing alcohol to produce a smokeless and odorless flame that’s safe for indoors or out. And it makes a genius camping companion too. For something a little bigger, consult our best fire pits guide.
For the Movie Buff: Projector
At-home movie nights have never been cooler thanks to this projector. It works indoors or out and casts videos just like the movie theaters. Plus, it’s a smart alternative to bedroom TVs. “If there’s one product my partner is obsessed with, it’s this sleek projector,” Madi adds. “At under $75, the video quality is impressive, offering up to 200 inches of clear display. Every night is movie night in our house because of this fun gadget.” Still need a Christmas gift idea for Dad? This projector could top the list.
For the Tech Guy: Charging Station
Help them wrangle all their tech essentials with this sleek charging station. It comes in five neutral colors and has a spot for their phone, watch, wallet, keys and then some. It’s so versatile it also made our list of Christmas gifts for teens.
For the One Who’s Always Running Errands: Cozy Joggers
Joggers are an essential capsule wardrobe item everyone should have at this point. Gift them a high-quality pair, like these bamboo fleece joggers from Free Fly Apparel, that come in three classic colors. Pair it with a cozy top. You also can’t go wrong with matching family Christmas pajamas.
For the Guy with a Brew Crew: Craft Beer Subscription
Introduce them to a whole new world of craft brew with Beer Drop. It’s a craft beer subscription box (genius, right?) filled with drinks from award-winning breweries. Everything from dark IPAs to light lagers is included—and you get to pick them out! It’s a beer lover’s dream gift come true. He’s never been hoppier.
For the Self-Care King: Skincare Set
Gift him his very own skincare set with Lumin. He’ll get a moisturizing balm, charcoal cleanser and dark circle defense. Men with all skin types say they’ve seen noticeable improvements thanks to Lumin’s naturally derived ingredients. It’s ideal for boyfriends who don’t know where to start with skincare.
For the Long Distance Boo: Love Letters Candle
Handwritten notes to your long-distance boo will never go out of style, and this love letters candle pairs perfectly with heartfelt thoughts. Notes of lemon, sandalwood and rose petals come together in this dreamy soy wax blend. It’s a Christmas gift for girlfriends, too.
For the Home Cook: Engraved Cast-Iron Skillet
If your boyfriend prides himself as his own personal chef, this cast-iron skillet is his new best friend. A Smithey cast-iron skillet is required for any home cook, and this one is made personal thanks to the option to engrave it with his name. We love that it’s designed to become a family heirloom. Talk about a clever gift for cooks!
For the Commuter: Wireless Headphones
If he already has the beloved AirPods Pro, gift him these sleek wireless AirPods Max over-the-ear headphones. The sound quality is impeccable and perfect for commuting, working or exercising.
For the Vino Lover: Wine Subscription
Wine gifts are great for any guy interested in becoming his own sommelier. Whether they prefer wine to beer or want an easy way to try new sips, look no further than a Winc wine subscription. Winc makes high-quality wine so you don’t have to spend hours in the store deciding what flavor profile he’ll like most. Plus, four bottles are delivered straight to his door every month. All he’ll need is a cheese board gift to go with it!
Taste of Home Product Reviews Home Editor, Madi Koetting, contributed to this article