Totally out of ideas of what to give your significant other this holiday season? These gifts for boyfriends will keep him loving you well into the New Year. Or at least until Valentine’s Day, when you’ll have another chance to shower him with high-tech gadgets, swanky grooming products and other expensive sh*t.
The only headphones that are truly a work of art, the Form 2i Iconic Headphones by Bang & Olufsen are included in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art MoMA in New York City. But don’t let these headphones’ sleek and lightweight design fool you: the Form 2i boasts impressive soundstage-quality sound.
From Vermont, this all-natural skincare line will keep your man’s face feeling refreshed in the harshest of weathers. The Ursa Major Traveler’s Skin Care Kit is perfect for a ski trip to Aspen or a bachelor party in Palm Springs. It includes the brand’s Fantastic Face Wash, Essential Face Tonic, Fortifying Face Balm and Essential Face Wipes, everything made with all-natural ingredients.
As the wise man Drake once said, #YOLO. So if you want your boyfriend to remember that time you bought him a trip to a happening destination or tickets to see his favorite band, why not get him this Travel Stub Diary to organize all your souvenirs.
For anyone interested in trying on a wearable in 2016, the Apple Watch Sport is the obvious — relatively affordable — choice. The Apple Watch Sport 42mm with Blue Sport Band is made from lightweight aluminum so it’s perfect for boyfriends with an active lifestyle.
Never down another awful drink on a plane ever again. The Carry on Cocktail Kit – Holiday Pack gives you all the special ingredients you need to make two top-notch cocktails at 30,000 feet. Just add the booze. This special holiday pack includes kits for making all three recipes: The Old-Fashioned, Moscow Mule and Gin & Tonic. And coming soon: a kit for making a champagne cocktail with elderflower syrup.
It’s been called the greatest hoodie ever made. The Full Zip Hoodie by San Francisco-based apparel startup American Giant is fitted, has side-panels for better mobility and it’s made from heavyweight cotton, not a cheap polyester blend. When this popular hoodie first came out, there was a months-long waiting list. Now it seems that American Giant has enough supply to meet the ever-growing demand for a classic, high-quality hoodie.
The best-looking wireless speaker in the market by far, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker can connect to your WiFi so that you can control it with your smartphone via Bluetooth, AirPlay or Spotify Connect. The state-of-the-art sound system features a 150mm subwoofer to deliver deep but clean bass at high volumes, five drives with custom amplifiers, and a powerful digital signal processor to get more textured sound.
Looking for statement-making sunglasses for your boyfriend that will make him stand out in a sea of aviators and wayfarers? You won’t regret getting the No Mistakes Polarized Sunglasses by Le Specs. Founded by French expats in Australia, Le Specs’ shades embody stylish Euro-chic and bold, bright, modern Aussie design.
Prospector Co., the Savannah-based grooming company, has created a beard kit exclusively for J.Crew. This “no-shave” kit includes all the beard grooming essentials, like moisturizing beard oil, a beard comb and six compressed towelettes that expand when wet.
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REI Evrgrn Crash Sack ($119)
For those groggy early morning around camp, the Evrgrn Crash Sack is a lightweight sleeping bag you can wear. With arm holes and bottom clips so it doesn’t drag around when you’re walking, this sleeping bag is the most comfy way to chill around the campsite for boyfriends who have trouble getting out of the tent.
Vinyl Moon Record Subscription ($30-a-month)
Launched by the Burning Ear music blogger, Vinyl Moon is a subscription services that delivers a freshly-pressed vinyl every month with a mixtape containing awesome tracks from indie artists on the rise. Recent volumes have featured Gavin Turek, Sivik, Tep No and Karl Kling. The record jackets, themselves, are one-of-a-kind designed by various visual artists.
Native Union is known for stylishly luxe accessories for the iPhone, and its Leather Edition Cases are surely a new standard. Made from calfskin leather imported from France, these genuine leather cases for the iPhone 6s will age beautifully over time so it will always be in style. These cases come in three colors: Gold Tan, Bordeaux and our favorite Marine Blue.
Coastermatic Instagram Coasters ($49 for set of 4)
UE Boom 2 Wireless Speaker ($180)
Mod Tablet 2 ($299)
N2 Neo Smartpen ($139)
If your boyfriend is a serious note-taker, a smartpen will save him from having to transcribe all his notes into the digital realm. The N2 Neo Smartpen has special sensors that will instantly transcribe all his scribbles onto your iPhone or Android phone.
State Bags – Nevins ($85)
Baxter of CA – Best of Box ($100)
This gift box features all the best-selling products from Baxter of California, the respected men’s grooming company. Baxter of CA – Best of Box includes daily essentials like Protein Shampoo, Daily Face Wash, Deodorant, Oil-Free Moisturizer, Clay Pomade and Exfoliating Body Bar, along with a limited-edition candle inspired by the Pacific Ocean. And 10 percent of sales will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation, an environmental organization looking out after our oceans and beaches.
What are your favorite gifts for boyfriends?