Your Boyfriend’s Apartment Could Totally Use This Cool Sand Art

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Your Boyfriend’s Apartment Could Totally Use This Cool Sand Art


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Let's face it: No matter how long you've been dating or how well you think you know each other, finding the perfect holiday gift for your S.O. can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack the size of the whole darn internet.

Like, you want to get them something that shows you know them better than anyone, that you care about them, while *also* not draining your entire bank account. In short, it can be hard to find the perfect gift for your boyfriend, and it can take a looong time to nab one that’s the right fit. TBH, who has time for that? Not. You.

And sure, you could just ask your BF (or his mom, lol) what you should get, but come on, you're not a quitter. That's why it's up to you to surprise him with something so thoughtful, he never would've gotten it for himself. Think it’s impossible? Well, it’s not. Whatever your budget, his sense of style, hobbies, or interests, these 58 best gifts for your boyfriend hand-picked by Women’s Health editors have got you covered. You’re welcome.

In fact, this expertly curated list includes a range of products that will fit your S.O. perfectly. Is he a wannabe top chef? Consider this wireless meat thermometer or a pizza making stone. Or maybe he’s been under a lot of pressure lately (um, fair). Gift him a heated neck and back massager to ease the stress. Got a music lover on your hands? A Bluetooth wireless beanie will do just the trick.

TL;DR, the hard part is over for you now. All you must do is hit "add to cart" for something on this list and you’re looking at "Partner of the Year" status. Happy shopping.

1. Heated Back and Neck Massager

If your dude spends all day hunched over a desk because #life, this gift is basically guaranteed to make you Girlfriend of the Year—not that you had any real competition, of course.

2. 3-in-1 Charging Hub

Got an S.O. who's also an Apple addict? He'll totally appreciate this sleek and useful charging station that fits perfectly on his bedside table. It's the gift that keeps on giving since he'll never have to live without a suped-up Apple Watch ever again.

3. Custom Urban Map Glass

What's better than a glass of whiskey? Whiskey in a glass that's etched with a map of a city that's important to him. Maybe it's where he grew up, where he went to college, where you vacationed, or where you live together now—either way, it's sure to bring a smile to his face every time he takes a sip.

4. Calvin Klein Pajama Pants

With winter around the corner, he’s going to need something cozy to wear on those frosty nights (sorry, but cuddling with you just isn't enough). Out with the shorts, in with the pajama pants. This classic pair from Calvin Klein look way more adult than the flannel pair he had as a kid.

5. Anthony Skincare Starter Kit

Look, men love (and desperately need) a good skincare set, too. So, make sure your bae has the best products at his disposal for the most precious li'l skin. This line by Fenty Skincare will totally amp up his nighttime and morning self-care routine.

6. Chris Collins Fragrance Discovery Set

Ready for your mans to smell like a million bucks? From sexy blends of leather and cedar, to spicy scents, he'll give a selection of luxe fragrances a test drive.

7. Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

Big whiskey guy on your hands? Treat him to a bottle of Uncle Nearest's, a brand inspired by the first known African-American master distiller. Cheers!

8. Jambys Boxers With Pockets

TL;DR: My boyfriend and I are obsessed with this loungewear brand—and you will be, too. They sell the most comfortable boxers, long johns, and tees on earth. (The fabric feels like butter!) Your bae will love wearing these while he works from home. Promise.

9. Decorative Plant Pots

If your boyfriend has been looking to spice up his space, try gifting him these decorative pots that come in a bunch of different styles. Want to take your gift up a notch? You can also buy a plant and pot it for him, too.

10. Motivational Mug

Coffee: It gives mere mortals a reason to get out of bed in the morning, including your boyfriend. That's why you should give him this decorative, motivational mug for his morning brew.

11. All-Natural Deodorant

Make sure your man smells great with this sweet-scented all-natural deodorant. It'll smell better than his old, aggressive scents (sorry not sorry, Axe), and it's only 13 dollars.

12. JLAB Audio Noise Cancelling Earbuds

AirPods who? These bluetooth earbuds offer great quality at a waaay cheaper price than those ~other~ accessories. And yep, they're noise cancelling, so he can tune you out while you blast "Fine Line" during his Zoom meeting.

13. Tower28 Face Mist

PSA: Your boyfriend needs to keep this by his desk during the day. His dry skin will thank you for the hydrating, moisture boost (and mental pick-me-up) that this face mist delivers.

14. Leather Bookmark

Got a book lover in your life? This next-level bookmark is the gift for him. You can also engrave the bookmark with a short quote from his favorite book or his initials.

15. 11-in-1 Survival Credit Card Tool

Thin enough to keep his wallet, this credit-card-sized tool is handy enough to do just about anything, anywhere, with 11 tools—including a beer opener, because priorities.

16. Charcoal Catchall Bowl

Give your BF this hand-poured, rustic vessel for all of his bits and bobs. It’s especially great for his top chef and dinner date kitchen endeavors since it’s food safe and perfect for having pinches of salt and other spices on hand.

17. Aaron Rickett's Art Print

Is he the artsy type? Give your boyfriend this amazing print from Aaron Rickett. It's such a statement piece that'll be an instant conversation starter.

18. Linoto Linen Boxers

These linen boxers from Linoto are cuddle approved. Your S.O. will love cozying up to you in these soft, lightweight bottoms. Bring on the winter flurries.

19. Bevel Beard Trimmer

Give him the gift of a clean shave this holiday season. This razor from Bevel will do just the trick with its adjustable blade and non-slip handling. He'll be Christmas picture ready in no time.

20. Beard Butter

This Koils by Nature beard butter will meet all his facial hair grooming needs. The formula is not only vegan, but made to nourish and shape his beard with a matte finish.

21. Red Bay Coffee

If you can't beat his coffee habit, fuel it. Red Bay coffee offers roasts from all over the world including Columbia, Ethiopia, and Guatemala.

22. The New York Times Custom Football Book

Class up his Sunday game-binge with this custom coffee-table book chronicling the greatest moments in his favorite team's history. I mean, it's basically a priceless collector's item that you can snag for only $72.

23. Reclaimed Wood Cityscape

Whether he still lives in his beloved hometown or reps it hard from afar, he'll love this cool tribute to his roots. This piece, made from reclaimed barn wood and a laser-cut skyline, is a perfect fit for his place.

24. Radiate Portable Campfire

If your boyfriend and Ron Swanson have a lot in common, then his next overnight stay in the great outdoors will totally benefit from this portable campfire. It's a super useful gift that—added bonus—will keep the two of you toasty warm as you roast marshmallows.

25. Upcycled Record Coasters

These aren't regular coasters; they're cool coasters. Made from reclaimed records, these coffee table savers will be a big hit (ha, get it?) with your music-loving beau.

26. Personalized Leather AirPods Case

Instead of springing for actual AirPods (especially if the relationship is new, and you're not willing to drop hundos just yet), go with a classy and customizable leather case to stash them in. If he's the type to lose everything, he's going to need all the help he can get. This security blanket (of sorts) holds the Airpods case itself and comes with a brass carabiner clip that locks the pouch onto his backpack.

27. Soundbot Bluetooth Wireless Beanie

If your S.O. is all about hitting the slopes this season, then he needs to have a soundtrack with him. Enter this soft, double-knit beanie that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. He won't have to worry about losing headphones as he's shredding down the mountain or just walking down the street.

28. Big Red's Hot Sauce Flavor Tour Hot Sauce Sampler Pack

Not for the faint of heart—or taste buds—this gift set of nine different hot sauces is perfect for the ~spicy~ guy in your life.

29. Random Illustrated Facts


There’s a reason pirates wore eye patches. Now he knows—and he can spread the knowledge. (And finally take his trivia team to victory!)

Oh, and if your partner needs some inspo on what to get you, he can take a page from Zayn's perfect BF playbook:

30. Adventure Together Custom Map Wall Art

Not to get all mushy buuuuut love is kind of the best adventure...right? If you and your guy agree, he'll fall in love with this unique wall art. You can personalize it to chronicle your relationship with three cities, your names, and a significant date to feature on the piece.

31. At-Home Cold Brew Kit

Got a BF who's so on the go he doesn't have time to make his own coffee in the morning, much less wait in line at Starbucks? Gift him this easy-to-use cold-brew kit he can store right in the fridge. All he has to do is fill it up with water and pre-packaged coffee bags, let it steep overnight, and—voila!—cold-brew concentrate for a week. (Plus, you'll get to reap the caffeine-fueled bennies every time you sleep over, too.)

32. Parachute Turkish Cotton Bathrobe

A quality cozy robe is an underrated gift for your guy, specifically because you'll be able to steal it when you're showering at his place. This one's made from 100-percent luxe Turkish cotton so he'll always feel fancy—even on those extra-lazy days when he goes straight from the shower back to his bed.

33. Scotch Porter Beard Wash and Conditioner Bundle

If he's gone full-out for Movember, he is going to need some assistance in the grooming department. The perfect solution is this duo of shampoo and conditioner for his face, a bonus gift for you when you kiss him.

34. Keto For Carb Lovers Book

The keto diet is having a major moment right now, and if your man has committed to the low-carb lifestyle, you've got him covered. Here are 60 new recipes to keep his meal-prep game fresh.

35. State Cashmere Men's Half-Zip Cashmere Sweater

Who doesn't love a man in a soft sweater?! This 100-percent cashmere find is a buttery soft luxury he may not typically get for himself, so there's all the more reason for you to gift it to him. (Best part? You can totally say he's made of "boyfriend material" whenever he wears it.)

36. Everlane Men's ReNew Short Parka

You may hate the seven-year-old winter coat from college that he still wears (why couldn't he have left it at a bar?), but this isn't the time to tell him that. Just pick out this water-resistant parka and he's set for the season. Plus, it's an eco-friendly gift you can feel good about giving—the fabric is made from 55 renewed plastic bottles, and the insulation is made from 100-percent recycled material.

37. Bike Phone Mount

Obviously, he shouldn't text and drive, but this best-selling phone mount from Amazon will definitely come in handy whenever your biking bae needs to use GPS on his treks. The universal bike phone mount can securely fit almost any cell phone up to three and a half inches wide, and its clamp size is adjustable to fit handlebars from 7/8 inches to 1-1/4 inches in diameter.

38. Adidas Baseball Cap

Relationship newbies, this one's for you. If you and your boyfriend only DTRed a few months (or even weeks) before his birthday or the holidays, you might not know him well enough to pick that one special gift that's just, so, him. Don't freak—instead, opt for a classic Adidas cap that's effortlessly cool and never goes out of style. (Ya welcome.)

39. Smoked Spices Gift Set

Got a BF who also just happens to be a whiz in the kitch? Well, lucky you (and him, natch). Give him this smoked-spices gift set to help him add a little extra pizzazz to any meal.

40. Chill Pal Mesh Cooling Towel

Any active guy will appreciate these Chill Pal towels. Made of mesh with special evaporative technology (ooh), this towel just needs a quick soak in water to keep your BF cool at the gym, on a hike, wherever.

41. Socksmith Math Socks

Got a boyfriend who's super brainy? Help him show off his nerdy side with these math socks that are cute and educational.

42. The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream

Tell him to forget cheapo shaving cream—this stuff, packed with coconut oil and glycerin, will keep his face moisturized to help with ingrown-free shaving. One woman bought it for her husband: "He was initially skeptical, then instantly hooked."

43. Fart Extinguisher Candle

Fact: The closer you get to your boyfriend, the more likely you are to smell his farts (and vice versa—sorry I don't make the rules). So why not make that inevitable moment a little less cringe-y and a lot more bearable with a funny scented candle? Just make sure to light it before chowing down on some chili together.

44. Bluetooth Speaker & Water Bottle

If your guy's always the de-facto DJ (his Spotify playlists are pretty lit), then he'll love a bluetooth speaker that doubles as a water bottle. Or maybe it's a water bottle that doubles as a bluetooth speaker. Either way, it's perfect for every kind of outdoor hang.

45. Inflatable Lounger Hammock

Take your next picnic to the next level with an inflatable lounger hammock. Perfect for the park, beach, and even water, this air-filled couch is not only portable but also ridiculously easy to set up and take down.

46. Vertical Lever Corkscrew

Of course, your boyfriend is so strong, he could open a bottle of wine with his bare hands. Or at least, that's what you can tell him when you give him this sleek vertical lever corkscrew that makes opening a bottle of wine effortless. It’s the perfect addition to any home bar collection.

47. Bomber Jacket

Every guy could use a sleek yet sturdy bomber jacket for those fall and spring days when it's just too chilly to step out in a simple shirt but not frosty enough to break out the winter coat. And it comes in both navy and khaki, meaning it'll go with pretty much everything he already has in his closet.

48. Nike Jogger Sweatpants

Whether he's hitting the gym or hitting the couch, your dude will def appreciate a new pair of joggers he can **actually** wear outside, too. And if you're lucky, you might even be able to convince him to chuck that ratty pair from college.

49. NerdChef Steel Stone

Pizza night has met its match (in evenly baked heaven) with this solid steel baking stone. With 20 times higher conductivity than ceramic baking stones and twice the heat capacity, NerdChef's Steel Stone will help him make better, crustier pizza faster. (Best part? He pretty much has to share the deliciousness with you.)

50. MEATER Plus Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

This combines his love for grilling (cliché but so true) with his obsession with linking everything to his smartphone. The wireless thermometer is outfitted with dual sensors to monitor meat and external temperature, to give him more control over cooking the perfect steak. It also works with ovens and smokers, so you'll have just-right meat no matter where (or how) you're cooking it.

51. Monogrammed Steak Brand & Carving Board

Dating a grill master? Help him make his mark on every meal—literally—with this monogrammed steak brand and carving board. (Want to give him a bonus gift? Post the final product to your IG story, so the whole world can see his ~skills~.)

52. Deep Sea Sand Art

Instantly add tons of cool to your guy's space with this deep-sea sand art. Then sit back and watch the ever-changing artistic formations unfold. (It'll be a nice change from Netflix, trust.)

53. UGG Slippers

Help him make the most of his time at home with these smart and crazy-comfortable suede slippers. No matter what kind of workday he's had, your partner’s guaranteed to be in a good mood once these go on.

54. Bear Pillow

Give him the gift of the best sleep he’s had in years with a Bear pillow. Not too firm and not too soft, the Goldilocks of pillows provide the perfect support for any sleeping position. Plus, it's layered with special fabric that stays cool to the touch throughout the night (score!).

55. Handcrafted Dark Brown Leather Card Holder

Wallets might seem boring, but this sleek, slim one is perfect for him to slip into his pocket and go. Reviewers love it for its simple design and you can't beat the craftmanship.

56. Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

It may be small, but the sound is loud and crisp. The sturdy speaker resists dents and scratches, and it’s waterproof—perfect for bringing along on park dates or vacay.

57. Seagate Game Drive For Xbox

While you might not exactly love his video-game obsession, you love him. So why not show that love by giving him an external hard drive to store all the games he can't possibly live without? He'll love you all the more because you just, ya know, get him.

58. Madewell Denim Jacket

Give him this updated take on a classic wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down. And since it goes with (almost) anything, he can—and will—take it with him wherever he goes.

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