40 Harmless Gifts That Won't Freak Out Your New Boyfriend

From hikers to hypebeasts, your new man is covered.

new boyfriend gifts

You defined the relationship—but not much else. With the holiday season approaching, you don't want to scare off your new man with a gift that screams serious commitment, nor should you flippantly throw him a thoughtless bauble and call it a day. Strike the perfect balance with our roundup of boyfriend gifts that show an appropriate amount of how much you care, like elevated sportswear, affordable electronics, and a subtle hint that you're ready for the next step. Ahead, 40 sweet gifts that remind him the reason he swiped right.

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Classic Retro-X® Fleece Jacket
Patagonia patagonia.com

Because men in fleece jackets make you feel some kind of way. 

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Golden Pothos
Grounded Plants grounded-plants.com

You're nowhere near having the puppy talk, but gifting a plant encourages his nurturing side. 

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Melon Drop by CO Cellars
Zafa Wines zafawines.com

After all, not every man is obsessed with dark liquor.  

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Stretch Selvedge Slim-Fit Jeans
A.P.C. mrporter.com

If, God forbid, you two ever break up, you can at least go down in history as the partner who finally got him to stop wearing extra skinny jeans.

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Everyday Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen
Unsun Cosmetics unsuncosmetics.com

Gifting an entire beauty routine is a lot. Ease him into the world of skincare with SPF. 

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Mini Small Room Air Purifier
Molekule amazon.com

Honestly, gifting an air purifier is kind of sexy, especially if you hand one off from minimalist brand Molekule. 

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Acid Smiley Hoodie
No Sesso nosesso.la

It goes without saying that you'll be stealing this hoodie. 

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Trimmer + T-Blade Bundle
Bevel getbevel.com

This trimmer is ideal for men who deal with unruly ingrown hairs.  

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Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle
Stanley amazon.com
$34.97 (22% off)

Keep things hot. 

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For the Jetsetter
The Weekender
Everlane everlane.com

This isn't a suggestion that you want to go on your first vacation together...but it's not not a suggestion that you want to go on your first vacation together.  And if you happen to meet his parents, you wouldn't be opposed. 

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Argyle Knitted Mohair Cardigan
Brownstone brwnstne.co

He acts like a hip grandpa. This cardigan will make him feel like one, too.

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Tasting Glass Gift Set
Spiegelau amazon.com

Mircrobrews and Miller High Lifes just taste beer better in icy mugs. 

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The Sellout
by Paul Beatty bookshop.org

Give him a book that you two can talk about for hours.  

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Kastrup Backpack
Want Les Essentials mrporter.com

This gift says it so you don't have to: his current backpack sucks.  

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For the Outdoorsman
1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket
The North Face thenorthface.com

Hypebeasts and hikers will both love this iconic puffer jacket. 

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Sportswear Heritage Jogger Sweatpants
Nike nordstrom.com

What can we say, sweatpants make us swoon. 

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Cuffed Beanie
New Era lids.com

He likes the sports.

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Airsnap AirPod Case
Twelve South nordstrom.com

Just in case he doesn't like sparkles, this AirPods case will be his new favorite thing. 

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Boom 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Ultimate Ears amazon.com

You're still figuring out his music tastes, but he'll appreciate this hint to listen together. 

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Custom Birthday Book
The New York Times uncommongoods.com

This customizable book will include all the NYT front pages from every year of his birthday. 

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Waffled Bathrobe
H&M hm.com

You share a love of lounging around. 

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Atlas 150 Machine
Marcato amazon.com

He will become obsessed with creating the ultimate ravioli recipe. 

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Supersex Bullet Vibrator
Tracey Cox lovehoney.com


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Heart Shaped Crop

Spice up your (already spicy) bedroom. 

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French Press
Caffettiera moma.org

You finally learned how he likes his coffee. 

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The Simpsons House
Lego amazon.com

Your Hinge profile included a Simpsons easter egg— it's the reason he swiped in the first place. 

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Notorious RBG Bobblehead
Royal Bobbles amazon.com

He's RBG's number one fan. 

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Air Fryer
Cosori amazon.com

You two will never go out to eat again.

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Eucalyptus Sheets
Buffy buffy.co

Gifting nice sheets is a subtle way to remind him to change his.  

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Cast Iron Dutch Oven
LoafNest amazon.com

He's the reason bread making is on the rise. 

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