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The Complete Holiday Gift Guide for Your Boyfriend

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Kate MurphyGuest Blogger
December 04, 2016 · 2.7k Views

One of the most stressful things about the holidays is shopping for your significant other, especially the boyfriend. Sure, you know his likes and interests, but it’s difficult to find a gift that hits all the right marks. We are here to make it a little easier for you this season. Whether he is into tech gadgets, fitness, fashion, or wildness adventures, we have a gift idea for you. So just relax, take a deep breath, and let this guide steer you to finding the perfect, foolproof gift for the special guy in your life.

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The Tech Lover

Your boyfriend likes to spend Saturday afternoons at the local coffee shop reading the Gear section of Wired magazine. He is always the first to have the newest must-have gadget on the market.

tech gift guide

  1. Samsung Gear VR – Virtual Reality Headset, $59.99 from Amazon
  2. iHome Flask-Shaped Speaker, $14.99 from Amazon
  3. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera with 18-55mm Lens, $449 from B&H Photo Video
  4. G.U.S. Multi-Device Charging Station and Dock, $39.99 from Amazon
  5. iPhone Lens 2-in-1 Original Pocket Lens, $14.99 from Amazon


The Great Outdoorsman

There’s a quote that goes “The mountains are calling and I must go,” and your boyfriend has it tattooed on his arm. His idea of the perfect vacation is a wilderness getaway spent exploring rocky trails and sleeping under the stars.

travel gift guide

  1. Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman Knife with Clip Pouch, $34.99 from Target
  2. Reddington Zero Fly Reel, $49.95 - $89.95 from Amazon
  3. Eno DoubleNest Hammock, $69.95 from Dick's Sporting Goods
  4. Snow Peak BiPod Stove, $67.46 from Amazon
  5. Petzil Actik Headlamp, $44.95 from REI
  6. My First Summer in the Sierra: Illustrated Edition, $30 from Amazon


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The Fitness Junkie

Always up for a physical challenge, your guy never ends the day without getting in a blood pumping, sweat-dripping workout. Maintaining an active lifestyle is important to him, he loves tracking his progress and setting fitness goals.

fitness gift guide

  1. Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones, $149 from Amazon
  2. Nike Club Fleece Pullover Hoodie, $33.99 from Eastbay
  3. Fitbit Charge 2, $149.95 from Fitbit
  4. Under Armour Stainless Steel 24 oz. Vacuum Water Bottle, $31.99 from Dick's Sporting Goods
  5. TRX Fit System, $99.99 from Dick's Sporting Goods


The Dapper Gentleman

Whether he’s dressing for a casual night out with friends or suiting up for a black-tie event, your guy takes his sartorial choices seriously. In fact, you go to him for fashion advice.

boyfriend gift guide

  1. Aove Star Wars Cuff Links, $19.99 from Amazon
  2. ColdControl Max Snorkel Coat, $158 from GAP
  3. COACH Pebble Leather Backpack, $389 from Coach
  4. Skagen 'Torben' Leather Card Case, $23.45 from Nordstrom 
  5. Nixon Men's A450000 Sentry 38 SS Analog Display Japanese Quartz Silver Watch, $200 from Amazon


The Geeky Boyfriend

You don’t openly admit this, but you think his wide-eyed obsession with Star Wars is one of his most endearing qualities. His ideal date night would be to stay home, order Chinese takeout, and binge-watch a season of Game of Thrones.

geek gift guide

  1. Star Trek Bathrobe, $59 from ThinkGeek
  2. Math Formulas Tie, $49 from Uncommon Goods
  3. Star Wars R2-D2 USB Car Charger, $32 from Amazon
  4. Pokemon Sun or Moon, $39.82 from Walmart
  5. Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Flash Drive, $29.99 from ThinkGeek


Break the cycle of stressing over finding a holiday gift for your boyfriend this year. With the help of this guide, choosing a gift will be quick and easy. You’ll be left with the rest of the season to enjoy being in the merry company of friends and family.

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Kate Murphy is a native of Pennsylvania. After receiving a degree in art history, she moved to New York City to test the waters. She enjoys writing about art, culture, fashion, design, and travel. In addition to writing, Kate works with artists, leads, street art tours, and moonlights as an illustrator.