Buying a gift for a boyfriend might seem easy, but depending on how long you’ve been dating, your budget, and (of course) his interests, a lot can go wrong — especially if it’s for Valentine’s Day, a holiday he maybe only grudgingly celebrates. But people love gifts, no matter the occasion, so to help you with your search, we compiled three-dozen-plus options at a variety of price points for every kind of boyfriend out there, from the laid-back dude who prefers takeout to the coffee snob to the guy who’s always looking to discover a new hiking trail.
For the boyfriend who hates doing laundry
For the boyfriend who’s a jeans-and-T-shirt kind of guy
For the boyfriend who loves his plants (almost) as much as you
For the boyfriend who wants to grow his own salad ingredients
According to homesteaders, this hanging planter lets you grow lettuce or tomatoes even when space is limited.
For the boyfriend whose beard needs a little love
For the boyfriend whose hair needs a little love
For the boyfriend who’s always complaining about razor bumps
For the boyfriend who has already mastered cribbage
It doesn’t get more classic than backgammon — and if you’re just learning how to play, this set comes with a guide.
For the boyfriend who likes to cook dinner
If he thinks homemade meals are more romantic than prix fixe menus, he’ll appreciate this Tuscan olive oil that James Beard Award–winning chef Jonathan Waxman recommends for salads, seafood, and vegetables.
For the boyfriend who’d rather stay in (and order Seamless)
Wouldn’t he — and you — much prefer a fresh set of sweatpants for lounging around the house?
For the boyfriend who’s always anxious on a plane
This “game changing” eye mask equipped with Bluetooth speakers is what one globe-trotting celebrity facialist swears by for shutting out the world around her whenever she flies. If he gets the jitters on the plane, it should help him relax — and hopefully get some shut-eye while he’s at it.
For the boyfriend who’s trying to eat more greens
This handsome acacia serving bowl with a pleasing wavy rim will make them look even more appetizing.