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Best gifts for boyfriends in 2020

Can't-miss gifts for your guy.

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Whether you just started dating or have been together forever, choosing the best gift for your boyfriend can be incredibly difficult. There's an unspoken pressure to find a perfect item that he'll actually use or wear, and not just pull out from the back of his closet when you ask about it. Not to mention that it needs to feel personal and cool, too. This is not a gift card situation; you need a romantic, unique, special gift idea.

So if you're looking for ideas for boyfriend presents to buy, keep reading. We've got cute gifts, creative gifts, cool gifts, anniversary gifts and romantic gifts, without a single novelty gift in the bunch! Whether he's gym-obsessed, a vinyl lover or stocks his closet with on-trend threads, we've got the perfect gift or kit for him. 

Read more: Best gifts for teen boys in 2020 | Best gifts for girlfriends in 2020


This wallet is a perfect gift for guys looking to pare down their pants pocket contents. The traditional leather clamshell can be a hassle, weighing a man down underneath a patty of old receipts, ticket stubs and expired credit cards. Save some space with this cool minimalist wallet. Ekster's unique, classy Parliament features a quick-access mechanism, RFID-blocking tech and an optional Bluetooth tracking feature.

Mr. Porter

What makes Patagonia's gear a great choice is that it's versatile enough for both outdoor activities and evenings out on the town. Watch him wear this double-sided, ethically made fleece jacket on a romantic weekend getaway in the woods or out for cocktails. Also, this neutral color is a solid buy because it goes perfect with almost any outfit or products. Actually, you're probably going to want to steal it for yourself!


Yes, this record player will spin all of his vinyl -- even those dreaded Fugazi records. Making this gift even more perfect is that it's also bluetooth-compatible, for when he wants to switch over to his favorite podcast. Trust us, this is a level up from a bluetooth speaker or wireless earbuds (just keep an eye on battery life).

Also, if you're looking for higher-end products for your music-lover, we've got you covered. Check out our list of best turntables under $300.


Spring wedding season will be here before we know it, and these unique brass-and-copper cufflinks will bring his formal-wear game to new heights. This is an especially great gift for guys who need something special to ensure they are best-dressed.


Show him that Lululemon isn't only for ladies with these unique and absurdly comfortable sweatpants. A step up from his college sweats, these joggers come in eight colors, are stretchy, comfy and still stylish enough to wear outside the house. Once these are in his drawer, they'll be his top pick every time. All in all, a really great buy for sporty guys!

Want more options for your sporty lad? These are the gifts fitness trainers are giving this year.


A little bit retro, a little bit sporty and 100% classic. These Nikes match nicely with any outfit (because their iconic swooshes come in three different colors), making them a truly special gift. Seriously, watch his face light up when he opens the box.

Foot Locker

Here's something you might be surprised to learn: Fanny packs are officially cool again (yes, really, they're cool). This retro-looking bag has enough space his phone, credit cards and any other kit or products he needs to carry and the bag slings over the shoulders to keep your man's hands free.


If your guy is tracking macros, help transform his post-workout smoothie game with a high-powered blender that has three preprogrammed settings (smoothie, ice crush and soup). He won't even be craving a cup of coffee (or cold brew) after such a health breakfast!

East Dane

If your guy likes creative gifts and is the type to spend a Saturday afternoon at MOMA, this stainless steel bottle -- featuring a unique piece by Jean-Michel Basquiat -- will become his new favorite hydrator. 

If this bottle in particular isn't your guy's thing, check out 10 more that might wet his whistle.

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Level up from the Apple AirPods and go for the JBL Clip 3. This wireless Bluetooth speaker is a great choice because it can go everywhere he does, from the beach (it's waterproof) to a backyard party. But watch out, it gets really loud.

Originally published in December.