It is in the middle of September and Christmas 2016 is coming closer. Although there are more than 2 months until this most special period of the year, it is now the best time to have a look of things you should get your beloved for Christmas. However, choosing a suitable gift may be a little hard to some people, especially for your boyfriend/girlfriend. If you are still asking yourself that “What should I get my boyfriend for Christmas?” (I will talk about Christmas gifts for girlfriend later), I would like to give you some suggestions to help you find the most appropriate Christmas gifts for your boyfriend.
Considerations When Choosing Christmas Gifts For Your Boyfriend
Before making any gift-giving decisions for you boyfriend, I recommend you to read the three secrets (that really works for me and my boyfriend) OR you can scroll down to see some recommended gifts.
#1 Secret. Surprise your boyfriend with your Christmas gift
Without giving gifts, there are many methods to surprise your man by doing some little cute things. Surprises can be a great way to make you both feel unforgettable as leaving a strong impression in your memory, then bring the two of you closer and closer.
However, if you want to buy him a gift, the question is “what should I get him for Christmas that will surprise him?” Well, to meet that goal, your chosen gift should satisfy:
- It relates to his interests or hobbies. If you have just started your relationship, try to discover hints through everyday conversation. What you need to find out are which activities he usually does, which events he joined or any things he is spending most of his time on. Notice what he loves to talk about while both of you stay together. Also, ask his friends or his family to have more ideas. Coming up with a list of ideas is always great, this list can be even used for future surprised plans.
Why does this work? It is because he will be surprised if you know what he likes and enjoys (as you are new to your relationship and he’s never told you before). For example, he loves a TV show and you gift him a DVD version of that show. It will be a surprise for him, isn’t it?
- A gift that is both surprising and meaningful. It should be unique and just for two of you. Remember surprises are not something expensive or big things, it can be little things but meaningful.
Some gift ideas may be Christmas cards designed and made by yourself. Don’t try to make it quickly, it can be not slightly, but make sure it shows how much efforts you put on it. Write down some handwriting wishes are also impressing (I love handwriting wishes).
- The gift shows you are moving out of your comfort zones. If your relationship has been lasting for a period of time, you boyfriend will know what you don’t like to do. Now you do something that you don’t want to do or rarely do before, he will see you are trying because of him.
For example, you don’t like football but he does. One day, you give him two football match tickets and go to watch with him. This is really a big surprise to your boyfriend.
#2nd Secret. Show how much you care about him
In the 1st secret, I recommended to consider what he likes. In this 2nd secret, I will talk about considerations of what he dislikes.
Every couples have their own issues coming from their different interests and hobbies. It is true that you don’t need to change yourself to please your boyfriend all the time, but keeping in mind what he doesn’t like and adapting to your living life together are necessary. This will show how much you care about him and try to change because of him. Then, he will do so, I think.
Before going to some suggested gifts, take a short break and think about the most recent times you met him. Then remember what he talked to you. Those things will be what you should care about to choose a perfect gift for your boyfriend.
- Did he say that he was enjoying something recently? For example, he said he wanted to learn a new sport. It depends on what kind of sport, but you can think about buying sports shoes or clothes.
- Did he say that he wanted to buy something? I don’t suggest that you should buy what he wants. Only buy it when you are affordable.
- Or what he cared about most at the moment? Is there any problems with him? He has some issues with his skin, buy him skin care products.
Now I think you have some good ideas for what to get your boyfriend for Christmas. If not, don’t worry, I am going to the next secret.
#3rd Secret. Gifts make him remember unforgettable moments
I love this secret. This is the way I make my boyfriend reminisce every moment we have been together with memorable feelings.
This way is really great in case you have been together for a long time and then you both have lots of memories to reminisce. I suggest some following cute things to get your boyfriend:
- Your diary with lots of notes about your relationship from the starting day, also includes many pictures of you together.
- A big picture frame design and decorated by yourself with best photos of you on it.
- A love letter to tell him about your feelings and your memorable moments with him.
- A wish bottle with full of paper stars. Every star has a message on it.
Besides these cute gifts, you can also have a date with your boyfriend at the place you met him for the first time or first kiss, where he confess his love to you. It is great, isn’t it?
Some Recommended Gifts To Get Your Boyfriend For Christmas 2016
Above are some Christmas gift ideas that I think will please your boyfriend. However, if you prefer buying gifts to hand making gifts, below are some good gift ideas for you to choose (you can see recommended products for below gifts here)
1. Leather wallet
Leather wallet is commonly used by most of men and it is also a common thing to gift your boyfriend, though for Christmas or other special occasions. Meanings of wallet for a gift are some good wishes relating to finance, such as hoping who receives the wallet can roll in wealth and rich life. Many people have different thoughts on the meanings of giving a wallet to someone as a gift depending on the relationship. For me, it simply means a wish for a better and better life, with more and more happiness.
SERMAN BRANDS- RFID Blocking Bifold Slim Genuine Leather Thin Minimalist Front Pocket Wallets for Men Money Clip – Made From Full Grain Leather
In some countries, shoes are in the list of gifts that you should not give to your beloved. Shoes are always in pair, and if you don’t live with your boyfriend, it is said to lead to the breakup of your relationship.
This is not what I keep in my mind. What I care about when choosing shoes for boyfriend is how the shoes fit him and make him comfortable. Shoes may be a good choice for couples in long-lasting relationship because the girl is able to know exactly the size of shoes as well as the color and style her boyfriend likes. If the shoes fit your boyfriend, it means you understand him clearly, right? Yes.
Skechers Performance Men’s Go Walk 3 Slip-On Walking Shoe
Giving clothes as gift is also a common choice. However, there is the same problem as choosing shoes which is the size, color and style, especially if your boyfriend is a fashionable guy. He may receive it, but will never wear it.
A tip for who wants to buy your boyfriend clothes is choosing home clothes or nightclothes. These kinds of clothes don’t require very much on sizes and styles. Giving clothes to your boyfriend sometimes means he will miss you every time he wear them.
Haggar Men’s Cool 18 Hidden Expandable-Waist Plain-Front Pant
For me, the smell from a man is so attractive if he uses perfume. For most female, the smell of perfume used by male plays an important role in the first impression. Perfume smell not only makes the man more attractive but also indicates the characteristic of the man.
In order to choose the appropriate perfume for your boyfriend, it needs time to discover. You can ask him, however, sometimes the smell he likes may be the smell you do not like, and this can be a problem. I suggest you should buy the one which has smell comfortable to both of you.
Nautica Voyage By Nautica For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 oz
Do you think that a hand watch is indispensable for men appearance? I think so and I like my boyfriend wearing hand watch. A man wearing a hand watch makes me feel he is trusty and looks like a successful man. Giving watch as a gift sometimes means you are staying beside him every minute every second.
Some men are really keen on hand watches or even collect watches as a hobby. If your boyfriend is one of them, be careful to buy them a watch because you may choose the wrong one.
Timex Unisex Weekender Analog Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch
6. Men grooming products
I really love this option. Women need to be beautiful and men need to be handsome. It very common that men can use grooming products as women can use beauty products, what I care about is just using the suitable products to himself.
However, most of men don’t really spend too much time on these beauty products. What they need is how much convenience and quickness these products give them. Because of that, some beauty products you could consider to get your boyfriend for Christmas are sets of Skin care products or grooming kits.
Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 3100, 5 attachments, QG3330
Does your boyfriend love listening to music? If yes, a headphone is a perfect Christmas gift to get him. A headphone has more benefits than just used to enjoy music, it can be used for his current study or learning a new language.
To choose a suitable headphone for your boyfriend, try to know which design of headphone he likes, which color or features are his top criteria. Which purpose the headphone is used for is also considered.
Headphones, Sound Intone Headphones with Microphone, Foldable Headset with Inline Volume Control Strong Low Bass for iPhone iPad Smartphones Laptop Mp3/4 (Black Orange)
Bag is also a good choice. You can buy him a handbag, backpack or shoulder bag depending on his interest. For these types of bag, the design and color are most considered as lightness and convenience are also top criteria.
If he loves travelling, buy him a luggage bag. If he often goes to the gym, a gym bag will be a perfect choice. What to care about is the capacity of the bag.
Men Travel Casual Outdoor Shoulder Bags
Want your boyfriend to be elegant? Tie is a good gift to help him. Choosing a tie for your boyfriend may not be easy if you are not familiar with it, however, don’t worry because you can buy ties for him as many as you want. A suit need a suitable tie to go with and your boyfriend can have a variety of ties to choose.
MINDENG New Classic Striped White Black Streak 100% Silk Men’S Tie Necktie Ties
Similar to ties, most of men own many belts to mix with their clothes. Belts collection is also a hobby of some men. To buy a suitable belt, consider its design, color and quality of leather. Belt as a gift may have the meaning as how it used: hugging your boyfriend all the time.
Vbiger Men’s Leather Belt Sliding Buckle 35mm Ratchet Belt Black
Choose Christmas Gifts Based On Your Boyfriend’s Interests
If you care about which gift will really impress your boyfriend for Christmas, your choice should be based on his interests or hobbies. Let’s discover which gifts are the best for your boyfriend.
1. For gamer boyfriend
Choosing a gift for gamer boyfriend seems a hard decision because some guys spend their time on games than their girlfriends. If you are not sure about what to get gamer boyfriend for Christmas, with below ideas he will be very surprised to be gifted.
Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Bundle with Call of Duty Black Ops III – Black
Is your boyfriend a fan of Call of Duty video game series and does he also love Play Station? If yes, this is an amazing gift for him. Girls may think this kind of gift is nothing but for boys, it values. It will make your boyfriend excited than ever with full of features came with. You can try out playing with him, if not, he can play online with his friend, also connect and share epic moments on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch or UStream.
Xbox One S 2TB Console – Launch Edition
Now is the time for Xbox One‘s fan. This is the new version of Xbox One with smaller size and suitable to bring with you. It can play on any TV as the original version, but it is ideal if playing with a 4K TV to enjoy most of best new features. One more advantage coming with this Xbox One is larger capacity and memory.
Nintendo New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL Console
This is a recommended gift for Nintendo’s fan. This new version of 3DS XL provides 3D effects which many gamers are waiting to try out. About the size, it fits with most of men’s hands to make them feel comfortable while playing for long hours.
2. For whose boyfriend loves music
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
A headphone is indispensable to music lovers. All features he expects for a headphone are here. This headphone has high quality with great sound from music or videos as it reduces a part of noise around you. It is also designed to make you comfortable when wearing for some hours. Finally, the value factor is its price is absolutely nice with the high quality.
Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone – Blackout Edition
A perfect microphone for your boyfriend to try out. It provides full of features with awesome price: the sound is great and the design is beautiful. It is ideal to be used for any purposes such as interviews, podcasting, recordings or used with any other musical instruments. As a USB Microphone, it is easy to setup and compatible with most of operating system such as Mac OS (10.4.11 and above) or Windows (Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP).
ION Audio Tailgater (iPA77) | Portable Bluetooth PA Speaker With Mic, AM/FM Radio, and USB Charge Port [Current Model]
Does your boyfriend like hearing the sound of music around his house? This will be a perfect speaker which spreads the sound far away with high sound quality. It is also well-designed and easy to carry to any places such as the backyard, the field, just turn the speaker on and enjoy the high quality sound around.
3. For athletic boyfriend or whose boyfriend love sports
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker, Silver/Black, Small
If your boyfriend is an active person, this will be the best suitable gift for him to track his fitness levels. Using fitness tracker will help you to keep motivation for keeping fitness as you can see how much exercises you have done every to hit the goal. Moreover, you can buy two and set the goals to compete with him. This sounds a great idea for me!
Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Wide Mouth w/Hydro Flip Cap
Water, water, water, please. A bottle full of water is necessary for active people. Water plays an important role in human body, especially for whom loves sports or outdoor activities. This water bottle helps you keep water cool (even cold) as long as for 12 hours. There are many sizes and colors for you to choose. Remember to choose the right size, a big bottle can filled with much water but it is not easy to keeping in your hand.
Adidas Copa Zone Cushion II Sock
If your boyfriend loves playing soccer, take a look of these soccer socks. Good socks are not only used to protect the legs but also keep them cool, dry and comfortable. With a variety of colors and most common sizes, choose the most suitable for your boyfriend. I recommended you to check the size carefully with your boyfriend, or may be buy more than two different sizes for him to choose.
4. For boyfriend who loves photography
Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
Your boyfriend is a photographer or just loves photography, this camera is a suitable gift for him. It is not only easy to use for beginner but also produces advanced photography for advanced users. The price is acceptable with its quality. With this gift, both of you can take a lot of nice pictures to keep epic moments together forever.
GoPro Camera HERO+ LCD HD Video Recording Camera
If you want to have more features than only using for taking pictures, this camera is recommended. It help you to create high definition pictures and videos. However, with advanced features, you can find it a little bit hard to use for the first time. With this camera, it will help you have awesome photos or videos for your adventure.
Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Film Camera
If your boyfriend loves an old fashion camera, an instant camera will be a good choice. This camera is easy to use and produces good pictures. However, I think young people may not like instant camera, so you should make sure your boyfriend is interested.
5. For adventurous boyfriend
Mad Rock Men’s Drifter Climbing Shoe
Does your boyfriend love climbing? Gift him this pair of shoes. The good things are acceptable price worth with its quality and great for a beginner of climbing. However, if your boyfriend is an experienced climber, I recommended to purchase for a higher price climbing shoe.
TETON Sports Mammoth Queen Size Sleeping Bag
I suggest this sleeping bag for couples who loves adventure travel. As you can see it comes with queen size, very suitable and comfortable for two people (or a small dog as some buyer’s reviews). It is a little bit heavy that makes you feel not very convenient to carry, but in the contrast, it makes you warm (for really cold weather) to have good sleep (and this is the most important issue when go on adventure travel).
Sundome 2 Person Tent (Green and Navy color options)
An addition to sleeping bag, a tent is recommended if the weather is not very good as heavy rain. It is comfortable for your boyfriend or even both of you because it is designed for 2 people. Good price, good quality and easy to set up, I highly recommend it for any camping or outdoor activities.
6. For boyfriend who loves car
Griot’s Garage 11131 Starter Car Care Kit
I recommend this car care kit if you want to surprise your boyfriend about how his will look like after using this kit. It includes all the necessary items to take care of the car’s both inside and outside parts. I believe if your boyfriend has a chance to use this kit, his car will change to be like brand new car.
Meguiar’s Complete Car Care Kit
Another car care kit I recommended if your boyfriend is interested in taking care of his car. This is a complete kit with which includes more items, or it can be said to provide everything to make the car have a showroom look. The price is also acceptable with its quality.
Adam’s Daily Driver Detailing Kit
This kit from Adam’s Polishes Inc. seems new while there are not much reviews for it. However, what it includes are fantastic items (best selling products). You can try it out if you want, though the price is higher than other kits, their customer services are very really good so that you can contact them if there are any issues with your car and the kit.
7. For boyfriend who loves pets or plants
EcoQube Aquarium- Desktop Aquarium Kit for Betta Fish Office Decor and Home Décor
This is an amazing gift for your boyfriend to start an aquarium. This starter aquarium includes all necessary items to set up a live aquarium. It can be placed on any table because it is small with modern designed. If your boyfriend is a fishkeeping lover, this little aquarium will be an awesome gift for Christmas.
Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Insect Eradication Gun
Feel annoyed of insects in your garden or around your house? Try this fun gun to shoot them. Now killing flies easy as playing a game!
OxGord Double-Door Easy Folding Metal Pet Crate for Dogs, Cats, Rabbits – Various Sizes
Does your friend have a dog or any other small pets? Buy this pet crate for him. It comes with different size for you to choose, so many pets is not a problem. I recommend this as it is cheap, roomy, easy to set up and also easy to carry on.
8. For techie boyfriend
HooToo iPhone Flash Drive USB 3.0 Key for iPad iOS Device with Extended Lightning Connector, 64GB External Storage Memory Expansion, iPlugmate Plus
If your boyfriend usually transfer data from a device to another device or just wants to have memory expansion, this USB is suitable gift for him. When your iPhone is full of photos and videos, it is easy to tranfer to your personal computer.