10+ Gifts to present to boyfriend: Finding an intimate present that doesn’t break the bank, whether for a long-term relationship, a new flame, or a casual hookup, can be difficult. As a seasoned expert in the art of boyfriend wrangling and gift giving, I have culled the best of what has been tested by Wirecutter and what has been staff favourites, including the tasty, the practical, the silly, and the provocative, to make sure that you can find something here to delight your most special someone.
Withings’ latest smartwatch is a triumph of cutting-edge technology for tracking health and fashion.
This present is sure to be appreciated by the man in your life because it monitors heart rate, tracks activity and sleep, is app-compatible, and has a long battery life of 25 days.
Do your guy a solid and present him with headphones that can produce a realistic sound environment.
The Jabra Elite 85h eliminates background noise, letting him focus on his music, podcasts, or phone calls with crystal clear clarity. The battery life is so good that it can power you through your hectic morning commute and all the way through the night.
These timeless shades are a great choice; your partner will look great in them, too.
You and your mate may find the perfect pair by choosing from 21 different colour combinations and polarised or non-polarized lenses.
4. Chain gang
Give your man a loving shove into the deep end of accessorising with this Mejuri chain necklace. The necklace is available in three different metals (sterling silver, titanium, and black titanium) and features a simple, timeless design (a curb chain) (meaning the links have been flattened and twisted into an interlocking formation).
It can be worn over or under a T-shirt for a subtle statement. Also, the 22-inch chain is just the right length, falling just below a collar without dangling too low. He plans to continue his jewellery collection with a pair of pearl studs.
5. Fancy beer glasses
Give your beer-drinking boo a glass that does his favourite beverage justice.
Thanks to its angular bowl and subtly flared lip, the Rastal Teku Stemmed Beer Glass is a staff favourite (both of which enhance the subtle notes of any IPA or stout). For those of you who care about such details, the slanted design also aids in creating a foamy head that releases aromas.
We have no doubt that your loved one can pour a 12-ounce can or bottle of beer into the glass without releasing any excess carbonation.
6. The Coziest hoodie
True to its name, Software makes some of the cosiest sweatshirts we’ve ever put on.
Thankfully, the thick French terry is spun and made in California, so comfortable clothing is also eco-friendly. The hoodie, which is available in over a dozen hues and sizes ranging from small to extra-extra large, is our favourite item.
Moreover, this sweatshirt maintained its original colour and softness despite being washed several times in a commercial washing machine, in contrast to some of the cheaper sweatshirts we’ve purchased. Going up a size is recommended if your man is on the borderline between sizes.
7. King’s gambit
The Champion Series Chess Set from the House of Staunton is one of the best-looking and highest-quality sets we’ve seen, perfect for the grandmaster in your life who is ready to take his skills offline.
Senior brand writer Breydon Sheldon, who has had the set for almost a year, says he like the substantial feel of the hand-carved wooden pieces (the set is available in a range of rosewood, boxwood, and mahogany options).
Each rook, bishop, and knight, he says, places softly thanks to billiard fabric bases that haven’t risen or crumpled, regardless of how decisive the play. It’s so stunning that it could pass for a piece of art on display, but it packs up just as easily into its sleek slide-top box.
8. A minimalist wallet
Even people who believe it’s cool to keep their cards and cash crumpled and scattered in their back pockets need a reliable, strong, and fashionable wallet.
As you’ll see in our slim wallet buying guide, we compiled a wide variety of options. Leatherology’s Thin Bifold Wallet, on the other hand, has a timeless, tasteful design that’s sure to please. The soft leather makes it simple to insert and remove cards, and adding a monogram to show your affection will only set you back $10.
9. Virtual reality
Give a virtual reality headset to the gamer on your list (or the individual who just hates reality these days) and they will have a blast. The Meta Quest 2 is the top pick of Wirecutter reviewers because it lets the recipient experience any fantasy they want, be it relaxing in a ski lodge or fighting off hordes of zombies.
The Quest 2 is the only headset we looked at that can be used cordlessly for untethered range or connected to a computer through a USB cable. Intuitive and comfortable to grasp, the controllers are matched by a minimal setup period. Last but not least, the Quest 2 is compatible with a wide variety of games thanks to the availability of the Meta Quest Store and SteamVR.
10. Hands-free carrying
To end the endless requests from your man to “hide a few items,” a fanny pack is a must-have accessory.
The Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack is one of our top picks after extensive testing. The fashionable pouch may be worn across the body or slung over the hips, and it is large enough to hold even the largest smartphones and wallets. It also comes in five different hues (navy, grey, black, green, and tan) to accommodate a wide variety of decor.
11. Great cinema on demand
The Criterion Channel has hundreds of carefully selected classic and contemporary titles from throughout the world, and a subscription would be a wonderful gift for the film buff in your life.
Instead of binge-watching Netflix, you could see Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years, which is about the complications of a long-term marriage, or the thriller The American Friend, which will give you the creeps.
You may also give your significant other the night off and let them enjoy the many samurai films available on their own, such as Seven Samurai and Throne of Blood. Both the categories and the expert commentary on The Criterion Channel are top-notch. Categories range from films directed by women to those centred on Black characters.