So, you have a new boyfriend. Congrats! We hope he’s everything you ever dreamed of and more. Navigating that new relationship status can be tricky, though. Have you two agreed on going exclusive? Are you telling and introducing each other to family members? Is it “serious”? Maybe it’s not something you’ve talked about yet, and that’s fine! But one thing that’s on the horizon you can’t exactly ignore is…Valentine’s Day. Getting your new boyfriend a Valentine’s Day gift for your first Valentine’s Day together can be stressful.
Everyone is different, but some folks don’t want to come across too intense. They want to find a casual enough gift to show they have good taste and that they care — without going overboard.
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Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Boyfriends, at a Glance
Best overall: Citizen Classic Watch, $180 (originally $225)
Best pajamas: Goodfellow & Co Cotton Modal Knit Pajama Pants, $18
Best clothing gift: UNTUCKit Wrinkle-Free Damaschino Long-Sleeve Polo, $85
Best for the guy on the go: Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Straw, $38
Best easy gift: Bombas Men’s Valentine’s Day Calf Sock 4-Pack, $61
Best for the gym goer: Fabletics The Fundamental Pant, $75
Most fun: Cameo, $100
Best jacket: Dickies Insulated Eisenhower Jacket, $70
Best candy gift: Universal Yums Valentine’s Kit, $49
Best for the bookworm: Amazon Kindle, $99
When you’ve just started dating someone, finding a gift for them can be tricky. On one hand, you want to impress your significant other with the perfect item. On the other, you don’t want to go too big too soon. You need a gift that says, “Hey, I like you and think you’re great, but we just started going out, and I’m not sure if you’re my soulmate yet.” Yes, it’s a difficult task, but there are plenty of ways to gift your boyfriend a special item without going overboard. The key is to pay attention.
When you talk to your new boyfriend, take note of what he likes, what he complains about, or what he’s lacking. If he’s always worried about not getting quality sleep, gift him a top-rated sleep mask. If he’s a huge fan of a specific sports team, find a vintage-inspired sweatshirt that features his team’s logo. There’s no need to get anything too fancy — just find a gift that’s practical and personal and you can’t go wrong.
Below, you’ll find a solid assortment of different new boyfriend gift ideas to get you started on your journey. Whether your guy is a total foodie or always complains about his long commute to work, you’re sure to find something that suits his needs — without going over the top. Save the fancy gifts for your first anniversary, K?
The Best Gifts for Your New Boyfriend
Citizen Classic Watch
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While $180 is still a bit of a splurge, it’s a good deal for a high-end, high-quality watch like Citizen. Plus, watches make the most practical, no-brainer gifts (everyone loves a watch). We love this one because its design marries classic vintage with modernity: The classic brown leather strap looks heirloom-esque, while the stainless steel case and silver-tone dial with date function is sleek and sharp. It’s the type of watch that goes with everything and looks good on everyone. Plus, since it’s powered by Citizen’s Eco Drive tech, it’ll never need a battery change (score).
Goodfellow & Co Men’s Cotton Modal Knit Pajama Pants
Dudes love pajamas. Snag him this ultra soft, no-frills pair for $18. Lightweight and stretchy, this is the perfect pair to lounge in. They come in three other colors, too.
UNTUCKit Wrinkle-Free Damaschino Long-Sleeve Polo
Now is your chance to enhance your new boyfriend’s wardrobe. If he’s set when it comes to workwear, but could use something elevated to rock on his days off, check out this polo from UNTUCKit — which yes, makes more than button-downs. It’s somewhat laid-back while still feeling pulled together, and if he wants to wear it to the office, he could do that, too.
Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Straw
People may literally be stealing Stanley tumblers right now, but experts say there’s a new “It” water bottle that’s ready to take over. Ensure your man is head of the game by getting him an Owala, which is insulated, leak proof, and has a convenient carry loop.
Bombas Men’s Valentine’s Day Calf Sock 4-Pack
Socks might not be the first thing you think of when shopping for a new boo, but think about it: Are his go-to pairs falling apart? This might be one of those Valentine’s Day gifts that he didn’t realize he needed but will appreciate all the same. Bombas socks are crafted with special stay-up technology that keeps them in place, a cushioned footbed for comfort, and special honeycomb arch support, which is especially ideal if he has fallen arches. At the end of the day, he’ll fall in love with the comfort factor and luxe fabric in this four-pack — and you won’t have to see holes in his socks anymore.
Fabletics The Fundamental Pant
If you love a nice pair of grey sweatpants on men, why not get your man the most comfortable, high-quality pair on the market? Fabletics’ Fundamental Pant is soft and cozy but still has structure so that your BF’s bod will be highlighted and shown off just the way it deserves to be. Oh, and how cute would they look paired with this navy polo? Plus, if you’re a VIP member, you can get these $75 pants for just $23. Score!
Let’s Fucking Play Card Game
One of the best ways to spend Valentine’s Day with a new boyfriend? Have a little fun! This card game is fun, sexy, and flirty… perfect for two people looking to get closer.
Raycon Everyday Headphones
Do you two have a trip coming up? Grab him these headphones for the flight! Plus they’re great for workouts, walking around the city, or just jamming out if you both share a space and need to maintain privacy.
New Balance 574 Sneakers
You can’t go wrong by gifting your guy something he can use every day! Plus, it’s fun to point him in the right direction style-wise if he needs a little help. These kicks just dropped from New Balance and make any outfit look instantly polished.
No matter who your boyfriend is a fan of — an athlete, an actor, a reality show star, etc. — it’s possible that they’re on Cameo. Order him a personalized video from one of his favorites, which is something he’ll probably treasure forever but could cost you less than $100.
Explorer Cold Brew Travel Size
If your guy is always traveling or always on the go, the worst thing ever is to be caught without coffee. These cold brew concentrate bottles are TSA compliant, and ensures he always has a strong cup in the morning, no matter where he is. All you have to do is mix with water or even alcohol for a jolty buzz.
Dickies Insulated Eisenhower Jacket
The best thing about gifting this sleek jacket from Dickies is that it’s just $70, but looks like it costs so much more. You’ll be getting him something super nice while still saving money.
Universal Yums Valentine’s Kit
If he always looking for a tasty treat, get him a box of goodies from Universal Yums. The snack subscription service (which is also a great last-minute idea) put together a special Valentine’s Day package filled with unique eats from around the world, as well as stickers, cards, and gift bags.
If he’s a big reader, your new boyfriend will appreciate the gift of a brand new kindle. When you surprise him with this lightweight device, include a little note about downloading the Libby app, which will allow him to borrow digital books from your local library, saving him money in the long run.
NAZENTI Custom Graphic Tee
You’ve seen it all over TikTok and really, is there a better gift than giving your boyfriend a T-shirt with a bunch of hot pics of you on it?
Naked Wines Delivery
If your guy likens himself to a sommelier without the official title, gift him this wine subscription box that sends you six delicious wines based on your flavor preferences (via a quiz). Your first case of six wines is just $39.99 after you take advantage of the $100 off coupon.
Jack Black The Skin Saviors Set
Get ready for your boyfriend to fall in love with Jack Black’s lotion, which not only has a heavenly eucalyptus scent but also hydrates skin without leaving an oily residue. This under-$40 set comes with luxe lotion along with a body wash and lip balm.
LC-dolida Sleep Headphones
Nothing beats the gift of a good night’s sleep. Ensure your boyfriend is getting quality rest by buying him this top-rated sleep mask, which will block out the light and connects to bluetooth, so he can play soothing sounds as he drifts off to dreamland.
ULTA Fragrance Loves 7 Piece Sample Kit
If your boyfriend loves to smell good but doesn’t know which designer fragrance to spend on just yet, get him this sampler set. After he’s done testing out colognes, he can pick a favorite and then you’ll have something to buy him for the next holiday, too.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian 724 Eau De Parfum
Speaking of fragrances, if your man needs a new staple, snag this musky floral scent from Maison Francis Kurkdjian and thank us later.
Cariuma All Camel Suede OCA Low Sneaker
If your fashion-loving boyfriend could use a new pair of versatile low tops, gift him with these suede ones from Pete Davidson-approved brand, Cariuma. They have a chill skater vibe, but can easily be paired with dressier looks, too.
Smokehouse by Thoughtfully Ultimate Grilling Spice Set
If you have a boyfriend who loves to cook and grill, then bless his spice rack with this seasoning and rub set from Thoughtfully. It includes 20 different sample-sized flavors, which he’ll enjoy experimenting with in the kitchen, while you enjoy the results.
Ugg Tasman Slipper
You can’t go wrong with gifting a pair of Ugg slippers, especially if they’re the super versatile Tasman slippers. Aside from being soft and easy to slide on (which is especially useful when walking the dog or quickly taking out the trash), they’re an “It” shoe for 2024, so he’ll be comfortable while being on-trend.
Fluance RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player
Any music lover will appreciate having a turntable in their space for both aesthetics and function. This well-reviewed option from Amazon has close to a 5-star rating and produces quality sound, yet still costs less than $300.
Date Night Box – Scratch Off Card Game
Give a gift you can enjoy too! Keep your relationship fresh with this scratch-off card game for date night ideas.
Birthdate Co. Candle
This personalized candle is a solid custom gift for anyone, any time of year — especially for those into astrology, tarot, and numerology (or just luxe-scented candles).
Waitiee Wireless 3-in-1 Charging Station
If his phone always seems to be dying, give him this problem-solving solution that he’ll actually use on the daily. It juices up AirPods, phones, and watches all at once.
MasterClass Online Courses
Masterclass’s impressive roster of online classes is taught by industry pros. Think: cooking lessons with Gordon Ramsey and film 101 with David Lynch, so your wishy-washy giftee will have plenty of unique options to choose from
Personalized Amp Doormat
If he’s a musician or DJ, it’s possible he’s pretty particular about his equiptment. Rather than guess what he needs or wants, try a music-themed home decor or novelty item instead.
NFL by Abercrombie Sweatshirt
If he’s into sports, gifting him with some vintage-inspired merch emblazoned with his team’s logo is the way to go.
Opove Deep Massage Gun
If he’s been coveting a Thera Gun massager recently, this is the perfect (and top-rated) alternative — and it’s a fraction of the cost.
Pickle Rick “Rick & Morty” Funko Pop
If he’s into this hit animated comedy, this hilarious Pickle Rick Funko Pop will be a hit. It’ll prob be his only bedroom decor piece, so it’ll have some sentimental value, too.
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