25 Gift Ideas for Boyfriends Who Are Difficult to Shop For

A guide for the guy who has everything.

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Fact: Men are impossible to shop for. Fret not! We're here to help. Here's a boyfriend gift guide with plenty of ideas that are guaranteed to win your guy over.

1 Amazon Echo Dot

Finally, you can give one of the hottest tech gifts without spending hundreds of dollars. Amazon's Echo Dot is a virtual assistant powered by Alexa, and it can do everything from calling you an Uber to reading the news. There's also a built-in speaker, so you can turn on music with just your voice.

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2 Happy Socks Mix Socks Gift Box

Life is too short for boring socks. He'll start every day on the right foot when wearing these vibrant printed socks that are designed in Sweden.  

3 Ben Shot USA Original BenShot Bullet Rocks Glass

If you've been searching for a unique gift idea, here's one he won't soon forget. Every glass is made in the USA with a real copper bullet, and if the comments are any indication, it's sure to be a hit!

4 Globe Trekkers Mini Cork Globe

Now you can map your travels together with this mini cork globe. It comes with 50 colorful push pins to keep track of destinations around the world, and it'll serve as a cool desk decoration, too.  

5 Belkin Boost Up Bold Wireless Charging Pad
$44.99 (25% off)

If he's recently upgraded to the new iPhone Xs, then a wireless charger is a must-have! Staying powered up is easier than ever with this charging pad from Belkin. It's compatible with all Qi-enabled smartphones. 

6 Hook + Albert Leather Garment Bag

Guys go crazy for this weekender bag from Hook + Albert! The duffel design actually unzips into a flat garment bag that can hold two suits, and there's slots inside for shoes and accessories, too. The classic leather look means they'll be carrying it for years. 

7 Jack Black The Grand Tour Set

If your guy isn't already obsessed with Jack Black, he will be soon. This travel-friendly kit includes essentials like shave gel, moisturizer, deodorant, facial cleaner, and the fan-favorite Turbo Body Wash.

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8 Wacaco Company MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker

Keep him caffeinated with this portable espresso maker! It's not only a fun gadget, but the easiest way to get a coffee kick when he's traveling for work or camping off the grid. 

9 Swag Brewery Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Soap
Swag Brewery

We found a fun gift for the whiskey lover in your life, and it's under $10! This cruelty-free bar soap is made in the USA with real Kentucky Bourbon, as well as crushed oats, apricot seeds, and rosemary leaf extract.

10 Randolph Engineering Aviator Sunglasses

Everyone could use some high-quality sunnies. This 23-karat gold plated pair was originally built for the U.S. military, and it's the same brand as the aviators worn in Top Gun.

11 Braun Series 7 7865cc Electric Foil Shaver

If he's ready to upgrade from a manual razor, this electric shaver is a luxe gift that'll get use everyday. Braun's Series 7 is feature-packed with a waterproof design, 8-D contour adaption, five shaving modes, and a charging station.

12 Morken Barware Moscow Mule Mugs
Morken Barware

Copper mugs are one of those things that we'd all love to have, but hate to buy. Get your bae's collection started with this set of handmade, 22-gauge copper mugs that'll look great on his bar cart. 

13 Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel Bag
Herschel Supply Co.
$57.10 (33% off)

The Novel duffel bag by Herschel Supply Co. is boyfriend-approved — the reviews even say so. It's the perfect size for both travel and trips for the gym, and it even features a separate shoe compartment, so dirty sneakers never touch clean clothes. Genius!

More: 9 Cool Duffle Bags He Can Use For Any Activity

14 Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit
Brooklyn Brew Shop

Is your boyfriend a beer aficionado? Then we have the perfect gift! He can craft his own IPA with this kit that includes everything it takes to get brewing, from a hops-and-grain mix to tubing and tools. It also makes for a fun date-night activity that won't require much convincing.

15 Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know
Show Me How
$16.79 (33% off)

When it comes to home improvement (or anything else, really), there's nothing your BF can't do — or so he says. Keep him out of trouble with this handy guidebook, which features step-by-step instructions for 500 real-life scenarios, from creating a tire swing to fighting a shark. Show Me How also makes a survival guide for the adventurer or outdoorsman.

16 Rewined Sauvignon Blanc Candle

We just discovered Rewined Candles, and we have to admit, we're obsessed. Not only because the candles come in reclaimed wine bottles, but the scents are named after our favorite grapes. (The cheeky name is on-point, too). It's perfect for the aspiring somm.

17 Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones

If you're looking to splurge a little bit, we don't know any guy who'd turn these down. They're some of the very best when it comes to noise-canceling headphones, and this new edition even includes Alexa voice control. For the fitness junkie, Bose also makes wireless earbuds.

18 UGG Australia Ascot Slippers

Don't underestimate how useful a pair of house shoes can be. This classic style from UGG features a warm, plush lining that'll go perfectly with flannel pajamas. He'll be so grateful when checking the mail on a chilly winter morning.

More: Cozy Slippers for Men to Live in This Winter

19 Herschel Supply Co. Key Chain + Tile
Herschel Supply Co.

Herschel and Tile teamed up to create a collection of stylish leather accessories with a tracking function built in. We're all guilty of losing our keys now and then, so this keychain will definitely come in handy!

20 Sugarfina Vodka is Always a Good Idea Candy Bento Box

Don't forget, guys like candy, too! This Sugarfina gift set was created in collaboration with Tito's, and includes booze-themed treats, like vodka-infused gummy bears and chocolate "martini olives," along with a mini mule mug. 

21 Hello Fresh Meal Kits

$10.00 per meal


Hello Fresh is the perfect gift for any chef level, from the microwave-meal-every-night chef to the ultimate food connoisseur. Get him something you can both benefit from, and have fun preparing your meals together!

22 Foreo Dream Team for Men Collection

Upgrade his grooming tools with this collection from Foreo. Both the Luna face cleansing brush and the ISSA toothbrush use silicone and pulsing technology to provide a deeper, better clean. He'll also get day and night cleansers in this set, too.

23 Everlane Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

A cashmere sweater is the gift your boyfriend doesn't know he needs. This cold-weather necessity can be worn on the daily with tennis shoes, and dressed up for dinner with a pair of loafers. We recommend Everlane for one that gives you high quality at a lower price point.

24 Dollar Shave Club

from $1.00


Give the gift of a clean shave with a subscription to Dollar Shave Club. This popular monthly service already has two million members! The average plan costs $7 and can be customized to each individual. Or, you can just go straight for a gift card and let your guy choose his own.

25 Clue Game of Thrones Board Game
$34.49 (31% off)

We'll all have to wait until 2019 to see who ends up on the iron throne, but in the meantime, there's this Game of Thrones edition of the classic Clue board game to fill the time with! It's a gift that any GOT fan will get a kick out of, and an excuse to host a game night with friends.

26 Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker

This Fitbit has amazing features for the active guy in your life. The built-in heart-rate monitor is ideal for cardio workouts, and it's also a more accurate way to track calories burned throughout the day. Plus, the OLED touchscreen display shows notifications for text messages and calls.

27 Birchbox Man Subscription

$10.00 per month


Introduce your man to the magic of Birchbox with a 3- or 6-month subscription! After filling out a profile, he'll get five grooming samples a month that range from anti-aging moisturizers to body wash.

28 Filson Travel Kit

A nice travel case is so much better than a Ziploc bag. This one from Filson is made with a mix of high-quality cotton and leather, and it's spacious enough to hold everything from razors to cologne. It's also available in a dark tan color.

29 Away Carry-On Suitcase



Planning a trip together? A suitcase from Away is the gift he can use over and over again. It's made from an unbreakable hard shell, and it has a built-in charger that can power up laptops and iPhones on the go. (Don't worry, it's TSA-approved!)

30 Brooks Brothers Wrinkle-Resistant Broadcloth Pajamas
Brooks Brothers

If you've ever wanted to date Chuck Bass, you can't. He's not real. However, you can dress your boyfriend in the refined look of these Brooks Brothers pajamas. Add an embroidered monogram to the pocket for an even more personal touch.

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