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It's never easy to think of a great gift idea for the person who seemingly already has everything—that's especially true if you need to get creative again year after year. Brainstorming gift ideas for boyfriends, in particular, can sometimes feel like a downward spiral of anxiety when you're trying to avoid the pitfalls of holiday gifting clichés. Sure, every guy shaves and spends money on a semi-regular basis, but does that mean your man needs a fancy shaving set or yet another new wallet?
The stress is twofold when you consider how long you've been together—A few months? A decade?—and the anticipation that you never truly know if he's going to blow it out of the park with your gift or go with a casual spa certificate. Should you spend $20, $100, $500, or more? Because this ultimately depends on you, your gifting preferences, and your mutual understanding of how you see gifting in your relationship, we handpicked 17 gifts ranging from $13 to $2000—all in order of low to high and befitting a wide range of interests. Don't delay in finding the perfect gift idea for your boyfriend any longer—you may even want to keep a few of these for yourself.
A party game for devious people—pull this one out after a round of Cards Against Humanity and keep the party going.
In a recent New York Times best seller, former Obama speechwriter David Litt takes us back to his White House years in this hilarious coming-of-age memoir.
Neither of you will ever run out of date-night ideas with this guide to New York by one of the city's best chefs.
For the guy who always runs out of battery, this charging case is sleek and oh so practical.
This gift doesn't necessarily say Make me Shakshuka for breakfast, but it doesn't "not" say it either. A must-have for every budding chef.
Your favorite wine connoisseur will love brushing up on the best vintage years from 1976 to 2014, all the while showing off his wine opening skills with this sturdy corkscrew.
This is not just your average hot sauce. It's a subscription service that delivers quarterly shipments of the best hot sauce you've never heard of. Spice-averse, beware.
Never fight over who gets the bedside iPhone charger again. This sleek dock will charge his phone in style.
Let him decide who gets which pillowcase—a gift that's both cheeky and practical.
This classic unisex fragrance is sure to please both of you. You might even find yourself borrowing it from time to time.
The latest smart speaker to come out at Sonos is integrated with Amazon Alexa, Spotify, Apple Music and more. You'll never need another speaker.
Stay home, light a fire, open a bottle of wine, and dive into a backgammon tournament. There's no better way to spend a winter evening.
For long haul-flights or watching Netflix through all hours of the night, these are the Rolls-Royce of headphones.
If your guy is constantly on the run, he'll love this travel bag, which includes a garment section, accessory compartments, and two shoe pockets.
Who doesn't love to lounge around entirely draped in smooth, soft silk? Bonus: You'll be able to borrow the pajama top for a dinner night out with friends.
Gardening doesn't get chicer than with this set of pruning scissors and stickle tool handcrafted by the makers of samurai swords.
Don't let your giant-screen TV become an eyesore. The new Samsung frame disguises itself as art when not in use.