Boyfriends are easy to shop for—said no one ever! Finding the perfect gift for your man oftentimes feels next to impossible, especially when he’s a simple man whose main pleasures come from spending time with you! Whether it’s an upcoming birthday, anniversary, or wintertime holiday that’s got you in a gift-giving pickle, we’re here to offer a helping hand.
When choosing a gift for your boyfriend, be sure to keep these things at the forefront of your mind to help steer you in the right direction.
- What are his favorite hobbies?
- What’s his go-to relaxation-time activity?
- Is there something he keeps mentioning that he needs?
- Does he need any gear or tech upgraded?
- What satisfies his sweet tooth?
Still in need of some inspiration? Use these six easy gift ideas to inspire your shopping.
1. Wellness Accessories
If your boyfriend is as enthusiastic about his physical fitness and wellness as he is about your love, the best gift for him might be simpler than you think. A quick trip to your local sports store or gym will fuel you with all of the genius you need to outfit your man with a gift he’ll truly cherish.
Consider the following top-tier presents:
- A gym membership
- A ClassPass membership
- A stainless steel water bottle
- Meal prep service subscription
- A fitness tracker
2. A Watch
A watch is a classic gift that never disappoints and when it comes to timelessness, a watch always stands the test. Not only does a nice watch make him look slick and sophisticated, but it will also help him stay punctual. The best part? You don’t have to break the bank to get your man a luxury watch, there are plenty of high-quality gold watches and leather watches that offer the luxurious look and feel he loves with a price tag you can afford.
3. A potted plant
He doesn’t have to have a green thumb to appreciate a gorgeous, blooming, potted plant. No need to get him anything extravagant or finicky, a simple indoor plant that can spruce up his place will be enough to fit the bill. Check out the list below for some exquisite, yet low-maintenance plants.
- Spider Plant
- Christmas Cactus
- Chinese Evergreen
- Peace Lily
4. A Staycation
If your man is the type of guy who just can’t seem to ever take a break from work, it might be time for the two of you to spend some time away together. A staycation is a great present for the man in need of a quick weekend escape. A little home away from home can do the mind and body a great deal of good.
A weekend at the spa full of massages, aromatherapy, and chill vibes will relax the ultra-stressed boyfriend while an exciting day full of fun in the sun on the beach with his love will satiate the active man’s desires. All you need to do is simply book an Airbnb or hotel, plan a few activities for the two of you to do, and enjoy being a tourist in your own city!
If your boyfriend doesn’t have a signature fragrance, a nice cologne can get him started on the right path. Rather than selecting a luxury brand that he could buy in a regular department store, match him up with something a little more special to the nose. Whether he prefers breezy tropical scents or more exotic woodsy aromas, make sure you select something you think the two of you would love.
Try out these unique perfumes:
- 1 Million by Paco Rabanne
- Tom Ford Noir Extreme
- Creed Aventus by Creed
- She Came to Stay Eau de Parfum by Timothy Han
- Montblanc Legend Eau de Toilette
For the guy who always has his nose deep in a good book, an e-reader may be the smart device he never knew he needed. These ultra-slim, low-profile devices allow him to access any number of his favorite fantasy worlds and narratives with the simple click of a button.
Check out these popular e-reader options:
- Kobo Libra H2O
- Kobo Clara HD
- Boox Note Pro
- Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
- Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 3
Whichever gift you choose for your boyfriend, he’ll surely appreciate the gesture as a reminder of your love for him. What gifts are total no-brainers when shopping for your man? Let us know in the comments below.