It can be tough to shop for your boyfriend, especially when you get him a gift that doesn’t get used very often.
How can you be sure that your next gift will be something he uses on a daily basis and appreciates?
With the help of this list, you can rest assured that your boyfriend will get something he loves and regularly gets used out of.
43 Practical Gift Ideas For Your Boyfriend
For the Rough and Rugged Types: Hatteker Men’s Hair Clipper & Beard Trimmer Kit
When it comes to hair and beards, proper hygiene is key, and that’s why your bearded man will love this trimmer set as a gift. 12 attachments make this the most versatile trimmer set money could buy, and you’ll definitely appreciate the nose trimmer!
For the Aspiring Bartenders: Cresimo 24 Oz. Cocktail Shaker Bar Set
For any man that’s ever aspired to be a bartender or just loves a good cocktail, this shaker bar set will become a staple item in their home. With stainless steel that’ll never rust, this bar set will look stylish on your bar and have visitors begging to know where you got it.
For Your Gourmet Boyfriend: Imarku Chef Knife
Anyone who’s cooked a fair amount knows just how important a good knife is, and this one is the best bang for your buck. Sharp knives are a must-have in the kitchen, and this one is designed to alleviate the irritation of a dull knife.
For Your Future Bestseller: Dryden Designs Fine Nib Fountain Pen
Whether he’s writing the next Great American Novel or just enjoys a bit of calligraphy, this fountain pen will help him do it in style. This gorgeously sophisticated pen is guaranteed to never cause blotches or spots on your page and ergonomic technology makes it comfortable to hold for long periods of time.
For the Fashionable Big Spenders: Shevrov RFID Carbon Fiber Money Clip Wallet
With sleek and durable carbon fiber and room for 12 cards and 9 bills, your man won’t have any reason to keep that old worn-out billfold anymore. People at the checkout will comment all the time about what a unique looking wallet he has!
For Your Fixer-Uppers: Black+Decker 20W Cordless Drill
As any DIY aficionado knows, a good drill is useful on a number of projects, and this one will help him get that project done in record time. With 30 accessories and a magnetic tip holder, he won’t have to deal with bits falling out of the drill and can get back to the things that matter – fast.
Because We Know You’ll Both Use It: Shiatsu Back and Shoulder Massager
With 8 Shiatsu-based deep massaging nodes, this massager replaces the need for an expensive massage therapist, melting away the tension of the day in no time at all. As a huge bonus, I’m sure you’ll be able to convince him to use it on you when he’s done with it!
Never Struggle To Get Ice Cubes Out of the Tray: Adoric Silicone Ice Cube Trays
Ice trays are one of those things that can prove a bane of your existence, especially when you’re just trying to cool down a much-needed drink. With this life-changing silicone ice tray, those babies pop right out, making the whole thing frustration-free and painless.
Stay Cool With the Time: Breis USB Clock Fan
Has your boyfriend ever fallen asleep on the computer because he lost track of time? This cool gadget creates a gentle breeze with the time and current temperatures being displayed across the moving blades! A definite buy for any boyfriend who spends too much time on the computer.
Forget About Counting Sheep: MOITA Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Headband
This versatile and stylish headband is ideal for working out or sleeping, and will keep sweat and messy hair out of his eyes. The built-in Bluetooth module lets him rock out to his favorite beats while working out or doing sports, and ensures that he won’t ever miss a call during those busy activities.
With 10 hours of playtime, this headband is a must-have.
The Only Pack of Socks He’ll Ever Need: Darn Tough Men’s Hiker Boot Sock Cushion
These socks may be expensive, but they’re famous for being some of the most durable, comfortable, and sweat-resistant socks out there. With seamless technology and a lifetime guarantee if they get worn out or develop holes, he’ll never want a different pair of socks for the rest of his life.
Say goodbye to his stinky feet!
Help Him Drive in Comfort: ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion
If your boyfriend drives or sits a lot for work or recreation, he’ll love this memory gel cushion that works for car seats or office chairs. Sitting for long periods of time can cause body issues, but this cushion provides lower back relief and, to top it off, a lifetime guarantee!
For Your Frequent Traveler: SwissGear Sion Softside Luggage With Wheels
Good luggage is hard to come by, so save him the stress of old and worn out bags with this luggage he’ll use again and again. With a retractable handle and 4 wheels that turn 360 degrees, not to mention pockets for days, he’ll have no trouble getting to point B in total comfort.
Keep Him Dry Outdoors: Marmot Men’s Minimalist Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket
If your man goes out a lot, he’ll probably understand the frustration of wet clothes. With this, he’ll never have to worry about it again! Made of Gore-Tex with Paclite technology and attached hoot and pitzips, he can stay dry and keep cool underneath with plenty of airflow.
Keep His Way Lit: Gearlight Tactical Flashlight
Look, there’s just no way around it: every man needs a good flashlight in his life for those dark places, and this one will make any attic or basement bright as day with a light that’s 10 times brighter than incandescent lights and able to illuminate up to 1000 feet away.
A Tool for Every Occasion: Rover 12-in-1 Multi Tool
With 12 tools including pliers, screwdriver, knife, saw, wirecutters, bottle opener, and even a nylon pouch for small item storage, this multitool will satisfy any needs your man may have in a pinch. Perfect for on the go when you need a specific tool and he can’t be bothered to lug around a tool box.
Keep Your Skiier’s Eyes Healthy: Zionor Lagopus Snowboard Goggles
Any skier knows that you have to have a good pair of goggles. With durable anti-scratch lenses, UV protection, and anti-fog technology, he’ll never miss a thing on the slopes. Plus, with over a dozen designs to choose from, you’re sure to find a pair that he’ll love.
He’ll Love Lounging Around With This: Ross Michael’s Hooded Robe
Lounging around the house is a global pastime, and this plush robe will help him do it in complete luxury. With 2 front pockets and a self-tie belt with loops, he’ll keep covered while walking around with the TV remote, his phone, and possibly several snacks.
Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee: Fellow Stagg Xf Pour-Over Coffee Set
If he’s a coffee aficionado, you may find that his breed is difficult and choosy to shop for. This simple looking pour-over set boasts double-walled vacuum insulated stainless steel so that he can brew the perfect cup at a moment’s notice, anywhere.
Make His Bike Rides Comfortable: Zacro Gel Bike Seat Cover
If he bikes, you probably know that long bike rides can cause some body aches and pains. With this gel cushion, he’ll feel better while riding, be able to ride longer, and ultimately, won’t suffer the same pains as before.
Keep His Beard Silky Smooth: RICH by Rick Ross
For the bearded types, you probably know that proper beard care makes the difference between a rat’s nest and a silky mane. With premium ingredients such as cannabis seed oil, champagne, and caviar, this keeps your man’s beard silky and his face more kissable – bonus for everyone!
Stylish and Waterproof: Jack Rogers Emmet Suede Loafer
This classic-looking pair of loafers has rubber and leather construction that he can walk around in all day. A huge extra is that they’re totally waterproof, preventing those nasty puddle incidents that soak all his other shoes.
Make His Rainy Days Dry:: Weatherman Golf Umbrella
This huge 62-inch umbrella has 2 canopies for extra rain protection, and is constructed to withstand winds up to 50 mph! For any occasion that involves the outdoors, rain is a possibility, so send him off with this umbrella to keep him dry.
Your Knives Will Never Be Dull: Work Sharp Culinary E5 Knife Sharpener
This sharpener is the only one available that uses the same method manufacturers sharpen their knives with – flexible sharpening belts. With 3 pre-programmed settings for any level of dullness, this sharpener can sharpen any knife, no matter the material.
If he cooks a lot, this is a must-buy.
A Fire for Every Occasion: Portable Campfire
This portable fire was featured on season 9 of Shark Tank and walked away with 3 offers, so you know it’s valuable. With a hassle-free startup and easy cleanup, you can have a cozy fire at any time and place – perfect for romantic dates!
Don’t Let an Apartment Stop You From Grilling: Maxi-Matic Indoor Electric Nonstick Grill
With a large 14-inch surface and fast heat-up time, you can cook everything your heart desires, whether rain or apartment life is putting a damper on his grillmaster spirit. Cool handle and base prevent burns, and all the parts are easily dishwasher safe.
Get this for if his heart is in the grill.
Help Him Build a Family Tree: AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity Test
In 6 to 8 weeks after sending off his sample, you’ll receive his genetic origins out of over 1000 regions. If he’s into building a family tree, you can receive all the information he needs to know exactly where he comes from and potentially unknown relatives!
He’ll Love a Cold Whiskey That’s Not Watered Down: Mixology & Craft Whiskey Stones Gift Set
Any whiskey fan knows that a watered-down drink is the worst. With these classy whiskey stones, you simply put them in the freezer and then his drink. They’ll keep it cold for as long as he needs with no nasty watering down.
Turn Him Into a Pizza Chef: Ceramic Pizza Stone and Pizza Cutter Wheel
Who doesn’t love a good pizza?! With this ceramic pizza stone that preheats twice as fast as alternatives and boasts a non-stick glaze, plus the cutter, you can have your pizza faster and without any hassle.
Any Wall Becomes Your Movie Theater: Vankyo Mini Projector
If he’s a movie fan, he’ll love this projector. With a size between 32” and 170” inches, you can have a movie date night anywhere there’s an available wall. Compatible with DVD players, video game consoles, and computers, you can have any kind of event with this projector.
Give Him the Gift of Cold Drinks for Life: Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler
YETI is famous for their coolers, and for good reason: they look and feel durable, are incredibly strong, and keep drinks cold (or hot) forever. If he loves to fish, camp, or any outdoor activity, this cooler will be the only cooler he’ll ever need.
Play Vinyl or Your Favorite Jams: Voksun 3-Speed Bluetooth Record Player
If he loves music, he’ll really appreciate this vintage looking record player that also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. With 3 speeds for vinyl, aux and RCA jacks, and a built-in AM/FM radio, he’ll have all his music needs satisfied in one retro package.
Take His Cooking Game Up a Notch or Three: Salt, Fat, Acid, and Heat by Samin Nosrat
This super popular cooking guide goes over some basic and advanced tenets of cooking, including seasoning and balance. The advice packed into this volume will have your wanna-be chef going from amateur to gourmet in no time.
Help Him Kill Bugs or Season Food in Style: Bug-a-Salt
This exciting salt shooter makes his side job of hunting pesky mosquitoes and flies a breeze. And since salt is the only ingredient it needs, it doubles as the most exciting way to salt food, hands down.
Don’t make him use a flyswatter like he’s a peasant!
Give His Knife Collection A Centerpiece: KA-BAR Full-Size Marine Corps Fighting Knife
Kabar knives are one of the most iconic knives in both American and worldwide culture due to their ubiquity in the Marine Corps, but if your man is a knife collector you’ll become his hero for gifting this classic blade.
Give His Camping Game Some Fire: Biolite CampStove
This extremely handy camp stove not only burns wood and heats water, but includes 2 USB ports to charge your devices using the energy generated from the fire! As far as camping gadgets go, this one will make his life a whole lot easier out in the woods.
Gift Him the Ultimate Flask: Stanley Classic Thermal Flask
This ultimate classic keeps drinks cold or hot for 24 hours and ice frozen for up to 250 hours, giving it an excellent reason to still be around after all these years. If he likes cold or hot drinks and would enjoy the built-in cup, this one is a no-brainer.
Keep His Windshield Clean : Super Silicone Wiper Blade
You’ve probably never considered how dirty his windshield gets, and good windshield wipers are hard to find due to companies doing their best to flood the market with cheap products that wear out quickly.
Get him these silicon wipers and he’ll be able to drive safely for a long, long time.
Focused on the Music: Sony Noise-Cancelling Headphones
These sleek and classic looking headphones come with Bluetooth technology, so he won’t tangle any cords. In addition, they intercept and cancel exterior noises before they reach his ears. For an audiophile, these are a perfect gift.
Spice Up His Taste Buds: Ultimate Spice Gift Set
This set is ideal if your man can’t get enough spice in his life. With Carolina Reapers, Ghost Peppers, and much more, even the strongest spice fanatic will be sure to have tears of joy and pain running down their face in no time.
Bring Him Back to Childhood : Retro Video Game Console
This miniature game console is loaded with hundreds of classic games that will bring your guy back to his best childhood memories. He’ll love revisiting classics like Mario, Legend of Zelda, and PAC-MAN as an adult.
He’ll Never Get Locked Out Again: Stainless Steel Lockpick Tool Set
This unconventional gift is perfect for a man who frequently loses his keys or gets locked out, or perhaps has a passing interest in locks. With a little practice, he’ll be a whiz at cracking any lock.
He’ll Love No More Surprise Visitors: Ring Video Doorbell
This super handy device allows you to see anyone at your door and even talk to them through your phone, tablet, or PC. No more being ambushed by neighbors or relatives, and he’ll definitely love the peace of mind that this gadget brings.
Buyer’s Guide for Useful Boyfriend Presents
Buying gifts for men can be incredibly daunting because they often don’t appreciate the more creative or artistic gifts that are becoming increasingly common. When you find your boyfriend isn’t totally loving more aesthetic gifts, try something more practical that he can use on a daily basis.
A great way to find out what would be a great gift is to simply observe, and occasionally ask innocently phrased questions. If he’s working on DIY home improvement, find out what some of his biggest problems are and what could be used to solve them. A better drill or flashlight? You’ve got that covered in this list, boom. Everyone enjoys a good, warm, sturdy pair of socks, and that’s on the list too!
Choosing a great gift that he’ll use time and time again isn’t a huge task by any means – it just requires some detective work. A cook might enjoy a new knife, sharpener, cookbook, or indoor grill. A man who appreciates fine drinks would get a lot of mileage out of a cocktail shaker set, or perhaps some whiskey stones.
There’s absolutely no need to tear your hair out in the quest for the perfect gift – just pick something long-lasting that he’ll use frequently! Believe me, men love a practical gift that shows you’ve been listening to their problems and take an interest in solving them. Honestly, it melts their hearts!