Finding the best boyfriend birthday gifts can take time. You’re looking for gifts he’ll not only appreciate but cherish long after his birthday is over. You’d hate to leave him wanting on this most special day of the year when he’s the most important guy in your life.
Fear not, because our terrific guide to thoughtful birthday gift ideas for boyfriends can keep him happy and make this birthday the most unforgettable one yet. Keep reading for the coolest birthday gifts for boyfriends around.
67 Thoughtful Birthday Gift Ideas for Boyfriends
Check out our list of unique birthday gifts for boyfriends to please the guy you love most.
Song Lyrics Canvas
You can impress your boyfriend on his birthday with this very special personalized song lyrics canvas for his space. The thoughtful canvas poster creatively presents a record design surrounded by the lyrics of his favorite song or the song you both consider yours. The canvas is customized with the song’s name, lyrics, his or both your names, and a special date to remember.
DIY Hot Sauce Gift Set
Your boyfriend will likely get started quickly once you give him this cool DIY hot sauce gift set. The kit is powered with the magic of tequila to help him create a unique tequila-infused hot sauce like no other. The collection comes with recipe cards, ingredients, and glass bottles so he can marvel at his work and enjoy it for a long time to come.
Waffle Shawl Robe
Treat your guy to the most practical, yet luxurious birthday gifts for boyfriends with this waffle shawl robe. The cotton blend robe is the perfect way to get him to take time out for himself, whether taking a shower or just hanging out with you at home. The knee-length look and soft fabric can keep him wearing this robe for his birthday and beyond.
Couple Picture Frame
What better birthday gift could there be for your boyfriend than a reminder of your love? This tasteful leatherette photo frame is waiting for the most romantic picture of you both to bring alive the words on the frame, which read “I’d be lost without you.” A compass as part of the design will express to him how much he is the home you love most.
Whiskey Decanter Set
Your boyfriend’s home bar will never look the same again after you’ve given him this unique whiskey decanter set in the shape of a globe with a ship inside. The stylish wooden base contains the ship in a bottle decanter, where he can keep his favorite liquor. The set has two glasses with a world map design so he can go on an adventure without leaving home.
Michael Kors Watch
There’s no time like the present to offer this awesome Michael Kors watch to your boyfriend. The timepiece is crafted in an eye-catching combination of gunmetal and rose gold. It will look great on his wrist whether he’s at work, out on the town, or celebrating his birthday with the best girlfriend in the world (you).
Show the man you love most that he’s #1 not only in this world but in any universe by giving him this Star Wars-inspired boyfriend mug. The ceramic mug displays a black night sky design with yellow lettering that simply states how he is the “Best boyfriend in the galaxy.” He’ll surely enjoy this reminder every morning when sipping his coffee.
The secret to a great relationship is making your boyfriend laugh on his birthday, and this burrito blanket will do just that. The oversized novelty blanket features a double-sided burrito design for lovers of the delicious street food. Its flannel material will keep you both warm and inject plenty of good humor into your life.
The Art Of Shaving Beard Kit
On your boyfriend’s birthday, make sure he knows how great he looks with this helpful beard kit. The three-piece beard prep kit comes in a travel bag so he’ll be ready to move. It includes peppermint-infused beard wash, beard conditioner, and beard oil so he can get into the process of the perfect beard that he loves and you can’t resist.
Bucket Tool Organizer
You can make your boyfriend’s tool collection meaningful on his next birthday with this bucket tool organizer. The useful fabric accessory easily wraps around a standard-sized bucket. It has differently sized pockets to keep everything from hammers and pliers to small items. The organizer can help him finally finish that big DIY project he talks about.
Bonsai DIY Kit
You won’t want to pass up this fun bonsai DIY kit when looking for the perfect birthday presents for boyfriends. The set has everything he’ll need to get started with the relaxing art of growing bonsai trees. The four sets of seeds are accompanied by growing pots, signature signs, and clear instructions on this popular way of life.
Moving Mechanical Safe Kit
Your boyfriend won’t be expecting this moving mechanical safe kit on his birthday, but will be pleasantly surprised with the instant hobby project on hand. The fully functioning safe kit is made from 179 pieces of birch plywood he’ll have to put together with his own wit and hard work. It’s especially useful for the guy who has everything (almost).
Mini Waffle Maker
Don’t deny the love of your life from the beauty of making his own waffles when you’re around. Provide him the best means of achieving waffle happiness with this adorable miniature waffle maker for one. He’ll be whipping up the world’s cutest waffles in no time at all and can make an extra plate for you if you’re lucky enough to be around.
This personalized “You Are Loved” book can make the ultimate keepsake for your boyfriend on his birthday. The handsome hardcover book opens up to reveal a fun-loving series of prompts for you to fill-in-the-blanks by letting him know all the things about him you love most. There is even room for personal photos, so he won’t want to put this book down for anything.
Morse Code Bracelet
Treat the guy you love with this small yet memorable morse code bracelet for his birthday. The manly leather bracelet design is accented with an array of stainless steel beads to spell out the words “I love you.” He’ll have the sentimental message with him at all times without the fear of being teased by his friends.
Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy
When you’re unsure how to make your boyfriend’s next birthday more fun, this wacky waving inflatable tube guy is sure to bring out a big smile. The cuteness of the 18-inch tube man figure can brighten up his work desk or his game space. You might be considered the coolest girlfriend ever for bringing this entertaining friend into his life.
Cocktail Smoker Infuser Kit
Make his birthday cocktails something to remember by giving him this cocktail smoker infuser kit. The wooden smoker can smoke everything from cheese and meat to cocktails galore. The set includes the flavors of apple, cherry, peach, and oak wood to make the most delicious creations he can share with you.
Gin Making Kit
You can delight the man who craves to create his own gin. This cool gin-making kit has everything he’ll need to start making his own gin brand. The accessories will ensure the experiment goes well, and the 16 spices including pepper, juniper, and citrus peel, will make the end result amazing.
Love Wood Picture Frame
The love you can capture in this wooden keepsake photo frame can make all the difference between an average birthday and a terrific one for your boyfriend. The metal and wood design will look great in any space and can proudly display the photograph of your choice. The message “You will forever be my always / Love you more” can keep him company for all time.
Weekender Overnight Bag
On your boyfriend’s next birthday, give him the means for a great getaway with this sleek weekender overnight bag. The cotton canvas bag can safely keep his laptop tucked away. And it has plenty of roomy pockets and space for items he’ll need when away on your next romantic weekend together.
Shower Steamer Set
Surprise your boyfriend with this set of luxurious yet manly shower steamers so he can get all the self-care he needs without needing to take a bath. The set of six shower steamers uses the power of aromatherapy to invigorate and revitalize the most basic shower. Scents like orange and cinnamon, watermelon, and lavender will make sure he gets all the help he needs.
It may seem like a lavender candle might be the best gift for a girlfriend instead of a boyfriend, but this candle is made for the boyfriend. But this natural soy wax candle has the sweetest message possible, “I love you more. The end. I win.” Sometimes, fewer words that mean the most are the ones worth using.
The best way to make your boyfriend happy on his birthday is by giving him something to represent the comfort he gives you every day. This giant sherpa blanket is soft, cozy, and covered with different loving messages, like “You are my love.” Every time he feels the comfort of this blanket, he’ll know it came directly from you.
Portable Charcoal Grill
You may become the finest girlfriend around when you provide your boyfriend with this beautiful portable charcoal grill for his BBQ needs. The stylish design will look awesome in his yard or garden. The easy-to-use grill works traditionally and as a smoker for all the meats and ingredients he can muster, and makes the best outdoor gift when wondering what to get him.
Watch Display Case
You might want to buy your boyfriend a cool-looking watch for his birthday, but you can accomplish so much more with this walnut watch display case. Not only does it provide the perfect place to keep up to four watches under glass, but also has a pull-out drawer for his small accessories and items to stay just as organized all the time.
Nivea Skin Care Set
Just because he’s a guy, your boyfriend still needs to take care of his skin, so why not get him started right with this Nivea skincare set.. The compact five-piece set has products made for men with sensitive skin, from face wash, body wash, and shave gel to shave balm and face lotion. Because of you, he’ll have all the right tools to look his best this birthday.
This vintage-style compass is a meaningful way to celebrate your boyfriend’s birthday. The keepsake comes in a wooden box and has exquisite detail, including a quote by Henry David Thoreau. Another birthday message on the bottom of the compass will keep him going in the right direction and always by your side.
Personalized Whiskey Barrel
When you offer this personalized whiskey barrel to your boyfriend on his birthday, you’re ensuring his home bar collection grows into something really special. The oak barrel will infuse whatever whiskey he keeps in there with delicious flavor. Plus, with his name engraved on it, everyone knows where this unforgettable blend came from.
Cryptex Puzzle Box
Surprise the man in your life with this cool Cryptex puzzle box that he’ll have to solve on his birthday. The puzzle box is inspired by the Da Vinci Code film and demands that the owner opens the box using a five-letter code of your choosing. Once he opens the puzzle, perhaps you can arrange for him to find a second, secret gift for his trouble.
Leather Valet Tray
The sleek vibe of this leather valet tray might be the perfect thing to give your boyfriend for his next birthday. The tray has a retro design and is ideal for keeping small items he tends to lose. The tray can hold things like a cell phone, keys, a wallet, and money. He’ll enjoy the message “Best Boyfriend Ever” every time he reaches the bottom.
There’s no romance novel as loving as this fill-in-the-blank journal for a boyfriend’s birthday. You’ll have just as much fun getting into the creative prompts on why you love him as he’ll have reading them. This book makes an instant keepsake between two people in love he’ll remember for a long time.
Custom Star Map Spotify Plaque
Give him the stars and a lot more when you celebrate his birthday with a custom star map plaque and Spotify song device. Customize the plaque with a specific location, day, and time, and see the constellation appearing in the night sky saved forever for him to enjoy. He can revel in the stars of your own making and his favorite song every time he plays it via the Spotify code.
3D Crystal Photo Gift
Give the gift of undying love to your favorite guy on his birthday with this 3D crystal photo gift. The crystal tabletop keepsake highlights the photograph of your choice (likely of the two of you). A LED base lights it so he can always spot it, no matter where he is in the room.
Couple Drinking Glasses
This set of adorable drinking glasses is a his n’ hers delight for the guy you love most. The companion glasses are a meaningful display of true love. One glass features a happy couple as children and the other an elderly couple and the message “Love is growing old with you.” You can enjoy this birthday present alongside him too.
Tee Toss Game
Transport your boyfriend to game day when you give him this awesome tee toss game. The golf-inspired game involves a giant tee and works in the style of a ring and toss game. The bamboo wood is mounted, so he can spend hours at play and forget all the worries of the day-to-day world.
Leather Toiletry Bag
Break out this stylin’ leather toiletry bag on your boyfriend’s birthday and be prepared for him to get in touch with his gentlemanly side. The vintage dopp bag is built to last and will be ready for his toiletries and personal items. He’ll be sure to appreciate the organization of this manly accessory while at home or away.
Foot Massager Slippers
There’s no need to buy your boyfriend a foot massage he’ll never use when you can give him everlasting therapy with these foot massager slippers. The comfortable massage slippers use reflexology beads to pinpoint problem areas in the body and help relieve pain and discomfort. He may never take them off again.
Whiskey Snacks Set
This set of whiskey snacks will satisfy your boyfriend after he’s finished trying out his collection of fancy whiskey birthday gifts. The fully-loaded set has delicious treats he’ll crave, like summer sausage, chocolate bourbon caramels, parmesan cheese crisps, and more. If you’re lucky, he may even share some with you.
Personalized Pocket Knife
This personalized pocket knife is a unique way to customize your boyfriend’s upcoming birthday gift. The foldable pocket knife with a wooden handle can bear his name and with a few words to sum him up. He’ll cherish this manly memento and likely use it on his next outdoor adventure.
This smartphone monocular is an inventive way to bring the far-away up close by using it with any smartphone. The guy you love most can use the included tripod to set up any shot he wants to. He can check out the details of nature or get up close and personal at an event. You’ll have him playing like a kid in no time at all.
Lego Vintage Globe Set
Make sure your birthday guy connects to his childhood again by giving him this entertaining Lego vintage globe set. The classic Lego design comes with over 2,500 pieces for him to get into. Before he knows it, he’ll be the creator of his own keepsake and be reminded of all the fun things there are to do in the world.
Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit
The only thing cooler than finding gourmet shiitake mushrooms for your boyfriend’s birthday is giving him his own shiitake mushroom log kit. He’ll feel super special when he receives this log piece with mushroom spores inside. Once he soaks it and keeps it in a dark place, he’ll have plenty of delicious mushrooms in six weeks.
These eye-catching personalized cufflinks are the ideal addition to your boyfriend’s birthday ensemble on his special day and beyond. The silver cufflinks feature his initials, so everyone knows what a great girlfriend he’s got. Be prepared to be noticed by his side whenever he completes an outfit with the sophisticated cufflinks on his sleeve.
A hot, delicious pizza for a boyfriend’s birthday would be great, but you might garner more smiles with this box of socks that look just like a pizza pie. The colorful cotton socks are folded perfectly to mimic said pizza. But, once unfolded, become four pairs of comfy socks he can enjoy lounging in while he eats his real pizza.
Vintage Suitcase Record Player
Send your favorite guy packing in the best way possible with this cool vintage suitcase that’s also a record player. The Victrola retro record player works via modern Bluetooth technology, so your boyfriend can listen to old records or digital music from his smart device. The tunes will help you celebrate his birthday with tunes, whatever mood he’s in.
Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Sort out your boyfriend’s coffee cravings with this cold brew coffee maker to improve his mornings. The pitcher has a stainless steel filter for the best extraction and flavor. He’ll be left with an easy-to-create cold brew to replace traditional hot coffee anytime he likes. The coffee will last up to two weeks, so his birthday bash can stay caffeinated going forward.
Whiskey Stones Set
Get lovey-dovey for your boyfriend’s birthday by giving him a whiskey stone set for the bar. The handsome gift set includes a sweet inscription, “To my amazing man.” It contains a pair of rocks glasses and slate coasters, a set of eight whiskey stones to keep his drink cold, and a set of tongs. He’ll be set up for the most elegant birthday cheers ever.
The guy you love needs everyday boyfriend birthday gifts, and this tumbler definitely fits the bill. The stainless-steel tumbler is insulated well and will keep his drinks hot or cold. Everyone he meets can enjoy the funny but true words, “This guy has an awesome girlfriend.”
Extraordinary Facts Book
Just when you thought books were a thing of the past, you can surprise your boyfriend with this book of extraordinary facts on his birthday. The 704-page book has information, stories, anecdotes, and more about facts, places, and people he won’t believe. He may not take his nose out of this amazing book until his next birthday.
Massage Ball Roller Set
Take your boyfriend’s birthday as an excuse to help relieve any pain or discomfort he has with this helpful massage ball roller set. The stainless steel set easily rolls over sore muscles and tight areas, using both cold and heat to get the job done. He’ll end up ready to party some more and feel more loose and limber for his birthday party.
Happy Birthday Box
Everything in this Happy Birthday box has been included to make a boyfriend super happy on his big day. The set has a matching leather valet tray, roll-up organizer, and notebook. There’s also spiced bergamot soap, party socks, and a multitool he’ll find tons of reasons to use. Everything he wants is all in one awesome place.
Personalized Cutting Board
There’s no getting around the coolness factor of having a cutting board that’s been customized. Your boyfriend will be excited about having this high-quality cutting board at his disposal. It can display his name and another message on the back of your choosing. It will feel like it was made for him (because it was) the next time he puts his chef hat on.
Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set
The smallest present can make your boyfriend’s birthday so much more fun for him. Take, for instance, this gift set of toothpicks infused with scotch. How much more unique an addition to his bar set could you ever find? The set has four vials, each containing a dozen toothpicks doused with smoky single-malt scotch he’ll adore each time he uses them.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Show your boyfriend the love of a terrific breakfast with this Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker for his kitchen. The easy-to-use gadget can help him whip up an egg-centric sandwich in no time, just by adding his bread, sandwich ingredients, and an egg to tie the whole thing together. Breakfast is served, and the birthday boy is the chef.
Happy Birthday Cookies Gift Basket
Cakes may be overrated after you get your lovely boyfriend this gift basket of Happy Birthday cookies to celebrate with. The collection of six homemade sugar cookies will charm his taste buds, while each one wishes him the best Birthday. The decoration covers all bases, from birthday candles and balloons to a Happy Birthday he’ll always remember.
Couple Photo Keepsake
Deliver the birthday wishes with some romance to your best guy when you give him this photo keepsake. The framed wood sign has a space for your favorite personal photo of you both. It also has a strong heart design and says, “Lucky to be in love with my best friend.” The keepsake is sure to make his next birthday even more loving than it already was.
Bluetooth Screen Magnifier
Make the small things large in the easiest way possible by giving your boyfriend this cool Bluetooth screen magnifier. When watching any content, he can use the device to magnify his cell phone screen up to 3x the size. The Bluetooth speakers can amplify the sound to match the screen so he can enjoy movies, sports, and more anywhere he goes.
Birthday Gift Basket
This fun collection of guy accessories is a ready-made birthday gift for the man you love best. The gift basket has everything from natural coffee soap and multitool pliers to campfire starter tools, an insulated tumbler, and a man candle. He can relax, work on projects, hydrate, and have fun outdoors all at the same time.
Make your boyfriend grin like a little boy again on his birthday with this magnifying levitating globe accessory. The sleek C-shaped design with LED light highlights the floating metallic globe. Whoever is lucky enough to share his space will be wowed by the stunning presentation of this globe.
When you can’t take your boyfriend on a camping trip for his birthday, get him the next best thing with this creative portable campfire. The lightweight, miniature fire pit is twice as easy and safe as a traditional campfire and burns for over three hours. The campfire in a can is s’mores-ready for all the outdoor birthday fun you both have planned.
Portable Neck Fan
Your boyfriend will appreciate this small but potent portable neck fan to improve daily life. The fan wraps around his neck and offers cool, bladeless air he’ll love when caught outdoors in summer or too deep into reading his favorite book. It’s the little things that make love count, and this fan can end up counting very much.
This might look like an ordinary notebook, but it ends up being the most special of birthday gift ideas for boyfriends around. The 42-page book’s pages can be easily transferred to various cloud apps, after which they can be wiped clean to start note-taking again. The set includes the notebook, Pilot Fixion pen, and microfiber wiping cloth to get him started.
Travel Laptop Backpack
Get your guy set up for success with this impressive travel laptop backpack. The backpack has a unique compartment for his laptop, an external USB port, and a headphone jack to keep all his tech needs front and center. The water-resistant backpack will get him anywhere he needs to go and be the ultimate birthday gift he’ll value.
Birthday Brownie Gift Basket
There’s no better way to say “I love you” for your boyfriend’s birthday than with this scrumptious birthday brownie gift basket. The box has four chocolatey brownies decorated with colorful sprinkles and a Happy Birthday sticker to let him know it’s time to get festive. He may savor each one or devour them completely, but they’ll likely guarantee a very tasty birthday.
Sunrise Alarm Clock
This super-unique-looking sunrise alarm clock has so many functions for your boyfriend to discover on his birthday. The alarm clock will slowly and gently wake him using a dimmable light and sound combination. He can take advantage of the white noise sound machine options for relaxation, meditation, and more.
With the Hatch membership app, he’ll have everything he needs at his fingertips to get better, more restful sleep.
Laurel Wood Cell Phone Stand
This Japanese camphor laurel stand is more than just a wood accessory. The camphor scent will come across to set the mood for relaxation whenever your boyfriend uses this cell phone stand to make calls or watch content.
Dan The Sausageman Gift Box
Leave it to this totally-packed gift box of meats and treats from Dan the Sausageman to make your boyfriend’s birthday more delicious. With two types of sausage, crackers, mustard, peanuts, and more, he’ll be set for the tastiest combination of snacks possible to keep the birthday cheer going on and on.
Birthday Gifts for Boyfriends FAQs
How Can I Surprise My Boyfriend on His Birthday?
You can surprise your boyfriend on his birthday with traditional options, like a special cake or a romantic dinner. You can also use modern technology to put together a video birthday card for him or a video collage of memories, photos, and favorite moments. A joyful treasure hunt or a vacation day away from it all will do its best to make his birthday unforgettable.
How Much Should I Spend on My Boyfriend’s Birthday Gift?
$100 is the average to spend on a boyfriend’s birthday gift, but if finances allow, spending between $150 and $300 will certainly help make the day awesome for him. Even if you spend less and put together a homemade gift he’ll never forget, your job in making his birthday wonderful will have been a success.
What Is the Best Birthday Gift for My Boyfriend?
Whether you give your boyfriend a practical gift or a keepsake, he’ll appreciate birthday gifts that feel like they’re made for him. You can keep it intimate by customizing or personalizing the gift, either with a monogram or a name. You can include photos, memories, or other mementos or allow him a place for memories yet to come, like a journal or photo album.