65 best Christmas gift ideas for boyfriends 2022: Adidas, Yeti, more
In a year already marked by celebrating his birthday and anniversary, the best holiday gift for your boyfriend may seem like a full-fledged mission.
And, while some gals can never have too many pieces of jewelry, a lot of guys — generally speaking, of course! — seem content with one quality watch and a pair of their favorite sneakers.
However, the jolliest time of the year is *just about* around the corner, so we curated a list to get you prepared: the best holiday gifts to consider for your boyfriend, from cozy wear-all-day slippers to incredible bomber jackets.
Not to mention, we pulled a few hot-ticket items — including luxury finds — we gifted our boyfriends in years past for some options he still talks about to this day.
Now, all you have to do is shop, save on some of the best deals and wrap that perfect gift to place under your Christmas tree this season.
Let’s be real — your skin often needs some TLC, so why not give the gift that keeps on giving? Geologie is a unisex brand we need to put on your radar, namely for its fresh feel and step-by-step regimen that comes right to your door. Our boyfriends love it, too.
Stock up your boyfriend’s dress shirt drawer with this top-selling Trim-Fit Solid Dress Shirt from Nordstrom’s patented Smartcare line. It comes in a rich array of subtle hues that’ll match perfectly with his finest chinos.
OK, if you’re looking for an incredible stocking stuffer, the Shea Hand Balm from The Body Shop is next-level. Not only is it perfect to stash in your boyfriend’s backpack or messenger bag, but its 100% vegan and a blessing for dry skin.
If you’re looking for a sentimental yet tech-forward gift, you’ve come to the right place. The best-selling Skylight Frame is the digital picture frame we know and love, namely because its vibrant display makes displaying your memories unlike any other frame. Plus, you can easily share photos with each other, so it’s perfect for your boyfriend’s desk.
No, the best beauty gifts aren’t just for the ladies. The Sephora Favorites Cologne Sampler Set proves itself to be a thoughtful and elevated year after year — and for a good reason. Your boyfriend will get to try top-selling scents from Tom Ford, Valentino and more.
Even better, once he finds his new favorite cologne, he can purchase it at a discount with the included coupon in the travel case.
New Balance’s Impact Run Short Sleeve is a quality workout top to gift your boyfriend. Plus, it comes in five great colors for a Monday to Friday workout schedule.
My boyfriend always keeps a Yeti in his car cup holder because it keeps your drink so cold for hours. Not to mention, the Yeti Rambler makes a perfect $20 gift.
If your boyfriend enjoys reading or listening to podcasts, Audible is your best bet. He can choose from hundreds of top titles, new releases and Audible Originals.
It’s still trending. For an out-of-this-world gaming experience, your boyfriend will love, splurge on the new Oculus Quest 2 for 3D, real-life pictures when playing his favorites.
10. Portal Go, $100, original price: $200
For a portable piece of tech that makes life easier, the Portal Go is a great steal for $149. Consider it an all-in-one hub that makes communication easier.
Treat your man to a staple outerwear piece from Carhartt. As one of our favorite brands, we can attest Carhartt is one of the best gifts for the outdoorsy boyfriend.
My boyfriend is obsessed with these slim-fit shorts from Cozy Earth. Whenever he touches them, he automatically says they’re so cozy. And, the pair is a steal for less than $65 right now.
This gift guide would be incomplete without a mention of a sentimental gift, surely. The Create Your Own Reel Viewer takes you back in time to reflect on some of your fondest memories together — memories you can always click and look back at.
How adorable are these Cold Beer Coats? Uncommon Goods is certainly serving up the stay-warm feel with these cold-ready coozies that’ll make your boyfriend smile.
Let’s be real — if you gift your boyfriend these plush Champion Powerblend Fleece Joggers, you know you’ll be stealing them, too. In other words, it’s a gift for yourself.
We reviewed Our Place’s Everyday Chef’s Knife (along with the brand’s two other knives, cutting board and cult-favorite Always Pan) and my boyfriend was so impressed at how sharp and effective it was.
That said, if your boyfriend loves cooking, he’ll so appreciate this gift idea.
Gift your boyfriend a quality Cashmere Half-Zip Sweater that he’ll practically live in during the colder months. Not only is it plush but it comes in a few moody colors to choose from.
I reviewed the Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger with my boyfriend and it’s such a cute option that’s also a wonderful conversation piece — especially if your love language is words of affirmation.
We gifted our boyfriends a Daniel Wellington watch for his birthday. Not only does it look sharp but, arguably, the brand has one of the most timeless collections of watches — pun totally intended.
Your boyfriend can never have too many shoes (especially white ones — they just look so good!) Gift him the Adidas NMD V2 Primeblue Shoes for an investment-worthy present to open on the holiday.
Oh, the Alpha Industries MA-1 Men’s Quilted Bomber Jacket is sharp, sophisticated and in a decadent army green color that will match with virtually any outfit in the winter.
If your boyfriend is a booze drinker, consider gifting him this less-than-$30 Insulated Whisky Glass that comes in a stainless steel sleeve to keep it chilled while y’all are chilling.
The top-rated Zigzagger Men’s Moccasin Slippers are ultra-plush, have a seasonally cute plaid print and will be your boyfriend’s new house shoes this winter.
Why not gift him a personalized AirPods case to match his leather wallet? For just less than $15, it’s a unique piece of tech he’ll unwrap.
Ideal for anyone on your list, this six-pack of Calvin Klein Athletic Ankle Socks is simply the gift that keeps on giving. After all, you can never have too many.
As a comfy staple, gift your boyfriend this Classic Crewneck Sweatshirt from L.L.Bean that comes in six moody tones for the colder months.
If your boyfriend is a lover of any iced coffee known to man, elevate his caffeine game with the Cold Brew Coffee Maker & Carafe — helping him to become a barista at home.
This Wireless Charging Station is great for anyone on your list. With slots to charge your phone, AirPods and smartwatch, it’s great if your boyfriend is all about the Apple products.
Does it seem like your boyfriend has everything? Well, if he’s a beer drinker, he’ll appreciate this thoughtful Craft Beer Club Subscription that delivers unique blends for less than $50.
My boyfriend and I love playing Cornhole any chance we’re outside and trust me when I tell you, this Classic Cornhole Set will make an iconic $100 gift for your boyfriend this year. Not to mention, it’s one of our favorite outdoor games.
I’ve yet to hear of someone who doesn’t like receiving a blanket. The Gravity Blanket is one of the best weighted blankets around — and it’s a gift that’ll have your boyfriend praising for years.
OK, it’s time to whip out one of the most practical gifts for your boyfriend this year. If he loves the humble breakfast sandwich, he’ll go nuts for this single-serve Breakfast Sandwich Maker from Hamilton Beach.
I gifted my brother this Herschel Novel Duffel Bag for Christmas last year and it was a big hit. A quality duffel bag is something your boyfriend will always use for weekend getaways together, full-blown vacations or work trips.
If your boyfriend follows murder mystery podcasts or TV shows, the Hunt A Killer Murder at the Motel Game is a $30 gift option that’ll keep you both entertained and on the edge of your seats.
No, these fill-in-the-blank books aren’t just crafted for Valentine’s Day. Gift your boyfriend this meaningful and custom book that’ll make him smile for less than $15.
Show your boyfriend how much you care about him with the Infantry Capsule Letters Message in a Bottle that’s so unique and perfect to sit on his desk.
If your fella is looking to kickstart a skincare regimen in the new year, gift the Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser for a feel-good option that’s less than $15.
The JBL Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a tiny but mighty piece of tech that ensures you’re listening to a quality sound during picnic dates, trips to the beach and more.
Everyone can benefit from a chic backpack, and the Kenneth Cole On Track Pack Vegan Laptop Backpack is no exception. Plus, it’s especially perfect for commuters and students.
My mom gifted my boyfriend the Lacoste Blanc Pour Lui Eau De Toilette and it’s the best cologne for men, hands down. Trust me, it’s the best under-$100 gift option you can give.
On rainy days — especially during quarantine — my boyfriend would assemble the Friends LEGO Set ($57). For a more advanced option, the LEGO Ship in a Bottle Expert Building Kit makes a fun activity (especially on a rainy day!)
Levain Bakery’s cookies are the perfect sweet treat for your boyfriend (and anyone on your list, really) to indulge in. Its eight-pack Signature Cookie Assortment Box is a delight, too.
Not to mention, when I was gifted the sweet bundle, the cookies — which are featured in our guide to the best places to buy cookies online — were gone in less than a week.
Likely, your boyfriend is obsessed with his car. Gift this 10-pack of Little Trees Black Ice Car Fresheners for a clean-scented addition to his sweet ride — for just $10.
Support your boyfriend’s grilling pursuits with the Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan that’s a less-than-$20 option for him to experiment with burgers, kebabs and more (especially with this Barbecue Sauces Cookbook).
MasterClass is an iconic gift for your boyfriend if he has everything under the sun. After all, what better way to ring in the new year than by taking a Gordon Ramsay-led class on cooking, a six-time World Series of Poker Champion teaching you the secret tricks for the game or the hundreds of more offerings?
For more information, read our MasterClass review, too.
Just run to this Star Wars Boyfriend Mug. Enough said.
Even if your boyfriend isn’t super into gaming, it’s a known fact that anyone can’t resist the classic game of Mario Kart. Splurge this holiday season with the Nintendo Switch Lite and paired Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ($60) for hours of Luigi, Peach and Yoshi fun.
You can’t go wrong with gifting your boyfriend a quality pair of leather gloves. Plus, these are cashmere-lined and touchscreen-compatible.
We’re obsessed with our Monogram Leather Notebook from Papier. With a delicate initial touch at the bottom right-hand corner, the premium note-taking essential is special and unique.
I gifted my boyfriend a pair of Personalized Monogram and Name Cufflinks (and, fittingly, his name is Michael).
Ideal for upcoming weddings and festive occasions, they’re a sweet accessory he’ll treasure for years.
Alright, ladies, this one’s for you. Although we may not love our boyfriend’s spending every waking hour gaming with the boys (or “bois”), gifting him the new Playstation 4 Slim 1 TB Console will make him oh-so-happy this year.
Perfect to pair with an Xbox or Playstation is Razer’s Huntsman Elite Gaming Keyboard. The brand’s Serien Mini USB Microphone ($40) is one of our favorites, so its light-up set of keys is assumed to be just as high-quality.
The Nex Leather Watch Box is one of a kind, plus has room for six of your boyfriend’s favorite watches. Not to mention, the sleek exterior is bound to match any dresser and the glass lid is protective to avoid dust from reaching his favorite wrist candy.
Aside from quarter zips, J.Crew’s Midweight Flannel Work Shirt is a lovely option that’s great for the winter and transitional months. Just shy of $100, it makes for a high-quality, stylish gift he’ll love.
A bedroom basketball hoop is a great $30 gift your boyfriend will shoot and score with at any given moment.
Store all your memories in the Softcover Mini Photo Book from Artifact Uprising. The brand has several options to choose from, but this offering is ultra-affordable and still personalized.
Upgrade your boyfriend’s WFH station with the Soundance Laptop Stand, a gift that will certainly be put to good use. Oh, and if you really want to splurge, check out the best Amazon laptops and computers we rounded up to pair with this tech essential.
Gift your boyfriend a luxe shaving experience with The Art of Shaving Iconic Duo Kit. Complete with the brand’s popular Sandalwood Shaving Cream and signature Shaving Brush, it’ll bring ultra-smoothness to his routine.
For more options, check out our guide to the best men’s shaving kits.
Beanies are a staple for winter. The North Face’s Bones Recycled Beanie comes in six great colors and pairs perfectly with the brand’s jacket, as recommended below.
Learn more about each other with The Ultimate Game for Couples — an engaged date night idea for less than $30.
We recently reviewed the Theragun Mini Massage Gun and it’s unbeatable if your boyfriend sits at a desk all day or wishes he can go for a massage every day of the week.
Timberland’s Waterproof Boot looks great with any fall and winter look and your boyfriend will especially love the premium pair if he enjoys hiking.
Gifting a designer sports coat is always a good idea-turned-investment. The Tommy Hilfiger Navy Tic Modern Fit Sports Coat looks sharp, snazzy and Instagram-worthy for weddings and fancy date nights.
If your boyfriend is in need of a new wallet, you can’t go wrong with Herschel Supply Co.’s Leather Wallet that’s $65 this season.
Oh, if your boyfriend loves anything old-fashioned, turn back the clock with Kedok’s Record Player, along with records from his favorite artists and bands. Not only does it look sharp, but it’s also Bluetooth-compatible.
For more options, check out our guide to the best turntables and record players.
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