It’s that time of the year again when the snow is falling, the carolers are out singing, and yet again you haven’t the slightest clue what to get your boyfriend for Christmas, or at least, that was until you decided to check out our article.
You see, we did a bit of research online to see what everyone is talking about as far as gift ideas are concerned, and we ended up with a list of 60 different gift ideas that you can try and get inspired from.
What to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas in 2021
When making this article, we tried including entries that were original, useful, affordable, funny, while also looking for gift ideas that were very easy to make by hand should you decide to go down the DIY path instead of just going to a gift shop.
More so, keep in mind that this article is just a list of gift suggestions, and not a ranking of any sort, so don’t think for a single second that entry #60 is less of a good idea when compared to entry #1.
That being said, here are the best Christmas gifts that you can get your boyfriend in 2021:
1. Things to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas – Personalized Gingerbread Men
When it comes to giving boys a gift, there’s an 80% chance that you’ll get it right if you make them something out of the ordinary to eat, since you know what they say: “The way to a mand’s heart is through his stomach”.
Well, if you’re looking for things to get your boyfriend this Christmas that will also let you showcase just how good of a cook you are, you could try making him a batch of customized gingerbread men that are meant to look just like him.
What’s great about this particular idea is that there are so many gingerbread recipes out there that finding one that’ll suit his taste will be incredibly easy.
In fact, the hardest part about making these personalized gingerbread men will be decorating them with icing so that you will get somewhat of a resemblance.
Sure enough, we’re not all DaVinci, but there are a few things that you can do to make the gingerbread man look like your boyfriend, without having to design too many details:
- Use icing that matches his eye color when making the eyes
- Use icing that matches his hair color when making the hair, and try to mimic the hairdo as well
- Dress the gingerbread man in whatever work clothes your boyfriend wears
Sure enough, if you’re not much of an artist, you could just give the gingerbread men a smiley face, and then just write his name on them using the icing.
2. What to Get Boyfriend for Christmas – A Gift Basket of Meats
If you’re looking for ideas as to what to get your boyfriend this Christmas, but he’s not exactly the type that has a sweet tooth, then you should definitely try out this next Christmas gift idea: a gift basket filled with assorted fancy meats!
Gift baskets, in general, are a great gift idea because they can contain a wide variety of products, and even if the person receiving the gift isn’t fond of one or two of them, he’ll still like the others, and when you draw the line, it’s still a win.
Well, if a gift basket filled with meat is what you plan on making, there’s a high chance that you’ll get them all right, except maybe if he’s a vegetarian.
If you have no idea what to add to the basket, know that the illustration above contains the following products:
- Dried salami
If he loves snacking, you could also throw in some all-natural homemade beef jerky, or maybe even some fried pork belly snacks.
All in all, your boyfriend will definitely love your gift, and even if he doesn’t, it’ll be a good excuse to invite him over and then cook for him!
3. What to Get My Boyfriend for Christmas – Stone Serving Tray
If he’s not much of a meat-eater or a dessert aficionado, but instead likes eating in style, there is one gift idea that’s both simple, yet will have an amazing impact: a stone serving tray!
These types of trays are very popular in restaurants nowadays, especially the ones that like to serve regional dishes, or those that try to advertise themselves as being as “green” as possible, so the idea itself won’t seem so extravagant at all.
Besides, making a similar serving tray is incredibly easy, especially since stone slabs are easy to find nowadays, especially at home improvement stores.
In fact, you can even try different types of stone slabs too, not just simple black ones like the one illustrated above, so if you want something that will look more like something royalty would eat off of, go ahead and make a tray out of a slab of marble.
Sculpting it isn’t hard either, since you’re not aiming to make a perfect circle or a perfect rectangle, so the only thing you really need to take care of is not splitting the entire slab in half by mistake with the chisel.
Not only that, but you can go ahead and may such trays for the entire house, not just your boyfriend so that you can all eat off of matching dinnerware.
4. Christmas Ideas for Boyfriend – DIY Laptop Table
In light of global events, working from home is becoming more and more popular, and for many of us, sitting in bed is a lot more comfortable than working from a desk where you’re slouched over for hours.
Well, if he also likes working, gaming, or watching movies while in bed, then one of the most practical Christmas ideas for your boyfriend is to make him a laptop stand.
Sure enough, a laptop stand might seem like something too complicated to make by yourself, keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be anything special, just a small table with small feet that will keep the laptop upright and prevent it from overheating due to sitting on the bed.
With that in mind, there are plenty of ways to make a decent laptop stand, and the materials are also easy to find and process as well.
A very lightweight option would be to make a wooden laptop stand, and you’ll only need the following things:
- A board (any type of wood will do)
- A metallic tube (the size depends on the laptop)
- Some screws and bolts
- Sandpaper for smoothening out the surface (an electric sander is preferred but not necessary)
If you’d like to make another type of stand, then know that your options are limitless. For example, you could also use a few books instead of making legs, just as long as it keeps the laptop off his lap!
5. Gifts for BF – Natural Face Cream
At first, glance giving your boyfriend a canister of face cream may not seem like the manliest of gifts, but the truth is that guys like taking care of how they look as well, and especially when it comes to their face, beard, and hair.
That being said, if you want to gift your boyfriend that lets him know that you appreciate how you take care of yourself, the best way to do it is to spare him the trouble of buying new products, and making some yourself.
For example, if you want to make some homemade face cream, all you need is some cocoa butter, a tablespoon of carrier oil (such as almond oil), and a few drops of essential oils.
In order to make this mixture, all you have to do is heat the cocoa butter over low heat until it melts completely. Add in some carrier oil and some drops of your favorite essential oil(s). Stir everything thoroughly until it’s well mixed. In fact, before using the cream, give it a quick stir with a spoon.
When that’s done, pour the new face cream into an airtight jar or tin that you can seal for future use. For example, glass jars are perfect since they’re long-lasting and won’t break easily under pressure compared to plastic containers.
6. Best Christmas Gifts for Boyfriend – A Framed Handmade Diploma
Everyone likes to feel validated, especially when it comes to guys and their ego, and the best Christmas gifts for your boyfriend are those that remind him that he’s the best at a lot of things, regardless of what.
As such, one gift that is more symbolic than practical is a handmade diploma where you congratulate him for whatever you want him to feel good about.
What makes this gift idea so accessible is that there are a ton of diploma templates available online, and even if you don’t find one that suits your taste, you could always just make one yourself if you’re good at digital drawing or image editing.
Either way, all you’d have to do is print out the diploma, write in the text yourself (or use some nice fonts) and draw up an impressive design.
You could go with a classic-looking diploma that’s all white, beige, and gold and written in a font that mimics handwriting, or you can go for something a bit more unconventional, the choice is yours.
Once done, just find a frame that matches the style you go for, and there’s your gift!
7. DIY Christmas Gifts for Boyfriend – Man Cave Entrance Sign
Everyone likes some alone time from time to time, and when it comes to your boyfriend, it’s only natural that he may want to find retreat in his man cave from time to time, regardless if it’s the basement, tool shed garage or an actual room he designed just for him.
So, if you want to gift him something that’s both funny and shows how much you respect his privacy, you could make him a man cave sign that he can put on the door to his lair.
As far as making it is concerned, all you need is some plywood, some printed out acrylic letters for the sign’s text, and you’re done.
This gift idea is great because it gives you endless possibilities as far as what you can write is concerned, so you can go ahead and prepare messages like:
- Man Cave
- Don’t come empty-handed
- Knock before you enter (You too, honey)
That being said, go ahead and pick one of the messages we suggested, or come up with one of your own, choose how you design the door sign, and let everyone who visits know that your boyfriend has his very own room!
8. Cute Christmas Gifts for Boyfriend – Homemade Keychains
These things always seem to be missing when you need them most: your wallet, your cellphones, and your keys, and while there’s not much we can advise you to do regarding the first two, there is a way to make your keys much harder to misplace, and that’s a keychain.
Keychains serve a purely decorative purpose, so it doesn’t matter what you make them out of, as long as they look good, but if you want them to be useful as well, you can go ahead and shape them in such a way that you know exactly what the keys are for.
For example, a keychain shaped like a house like the one displayed above is ideal for your house keys, and you can even make a keychain shaped like a car (or the logo of your car’s brand) and attach them to your boyfriend’s car keys.
On the other hand, you can actually make your keychains useful by attaching to them things like USB flash drives, bottle openers, or even small pocket knives for emergencies.
After all, these are the best Christmas gifts for a boyfriend who likes being prepared wherever he goes.
9. Cute Christmas Gifts for Boyfriend – A Bottle of Liquor with His Name
When it comes to gifts, there are two things that have an incredible impact:
- Handmade gifts – they show the effort that you went through
- Personalized gifts – they show that you know the person
Well, if you want to combine these two and get the best of two worlds, you can go ahead and brew some homemade liquor, and then store it in a bottle with a custom label designed especially for your boyfriend.
The idea is pure gold, and the only real challenge is making sure that you made the right kind of liquor for him, and figuring out what meaningful text you should slap on the label.
Alternatively, if your boyfriend isn’t a big fan of spirits, you can try something that’s much lighter, like a customized bottle of homemade wine, or a six-pack or artisanal beers, each with its own label and message.
Of course, if you’re boyfriend doesn’t drink at all, you can still use the same idea and prepare for him a batch of homemade fruit juice, and you can use the label to write all kinds of fruity puns so that he can have a laugh or two between sips.
10. Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend – A Scarf
Because it’s Christmas and it’s very cold outside, one of the most practical gifts for your boyfriend is to knit him a scarf.
Scarfs are easy to make, because all you need is some yarn and a pair of knitting needles, and the steps involved in making one are very easy to follow.
Knots aside, you can go ahead and use any pattern that you like best: checkered scarfs, striped scarfs, and so on and so forth!
Your problem then becomes choosing the right colors, and that’s because your boyfriend may not like some of the colors you choose.
In fact, you can take things one step forward, and knit him a hat and matching gloves as well, so that he’ll have something from you that will keep him warm, even when you’re not around!
Besides, if you don’t know how to knit, that’s okay: because with a little effort and patience, you can actually learn how to knit in just two days, and then you’ll be able to make the perfect handmade Christmas gifts for your boyfriend!
More amazing Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend
The previous 10 entries were the most sought-after and popular Christmas gift ideas of 2021, but if you don’t care about what’s trending and just want to put a big old smile on your boyfriend’s face this Christmas, go ahead and check out these other 50 entries, since they were also very popular in the past years.
11. Magic BBQ Rub Gift for Your Boyfriend
Stone gable shows us how to make some “magic” BBQ rub for men that love to spend time on the grill. Follow it up with the apron below for the perfect combo present!
12. Jack Daniels’ Soap Dispenser – Christmas Ideas for Boyfriend
If you’ve got a Jack Daniels lover, then this idea from Curly Birds will be right up his alley. Jazz up the bathrooms a bit with one of these creations.
13. Comic Book Coasters – Cute Christmas Gift for Boyfriend
Mod Podge Rocks took some comic books and turn them into a fun coaster set for your man’s dorm room, apartment or man cave! Check out how to whip them up after the jump.
14. Things to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas – Serving Boards
This is quite the chic addition to the kitchen. Visit ManMade to learn how to turn a piece of wood into the most stylish and functional serving board around.
15. DIY Christmas Gift for Boyfriend – Coffee Bean Soap
Living Well Spending Less shows us how to make some coffee bean soap that he’ll want to lather himself up with every morning. Talk about the right kind of wake up call!
16. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream – Cute Christmas Gift for Boyfriend
Here’s another manly beauty product that you can make right in the kitchen. Check out Food For My Family and learn how to whip up this rosemary mint shaving cream for your beau to enjoy.
17. Apron – Best Christmas Gift for Boyfriend
Here’s that fun apron we mentioned earlier. Lovely Indeed gives us the super easy details!
18. Photo Playing Cards – Gifts for Boyfriend
A Beautiful Mess showed us how to take a regular set of playing cards to the next level. Add some photos and personalize his deck!
19. Man Balm – Best Christmas Gifts for Boyfriend
PopSugar made some man balm that your boyfriend could use too! He can lather his lips up and be kiss-ready with this little pot of love.
20. Leather Keychain – DIY Christmas Gift for Your Boyfriend
The Crafted Life made this chic leather keychain and we think it’s a great idea for something personalized and sweet for your boyfriend to keep and remember you with. It’s a great stocking stuffer too!
21. Dipped Shot Glasses Gifts for Boyfriend
Make his home bar a bit more stylish by gifting him a set of dipped shot glasses. Pick the color and shades yourself and follow along at PopSugar for the directions.
22. Hot Pepper Oil – DIY Christmas Gift for Boyfriend
A Beautiful Mess gives us a great gift for the foodie boyfriends. Check out how to make some hot pepper oil this afternoon!
23. Tie Phone Case – DIY Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Does he lose his phone all the time? PopSugar shows us how to make the right kind of phone case – out of a tie – that he can sit right ton his desk at work.
24. Wine Bottle Tumblers – Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Brit + Co takes it a step further when it comes to stocking his personal bar. Grab some old wine bottles and turn them into tumblers!
25. Mountain Clock – What to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas
Say Yes makes a chic mountain clock that could fit into his modern little space quite nicely. You could even paint it to match his own style.
26. Tripod Camping Stool – Christmas Ideas for Boyfriend
If he’s an outdoorsman, why not make something for him to use on his next adventure? Design Sponge will give you all the know-how for creating this tripod camping stool!
27. Leather Cord Roll – Things to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas
Or you can grab some leather and learn how to make a nice little organizer for all his electronic cords. Check it out at Brit + Co.
28. Mustache Mug – Christmas Ideas for Your Boyfriend
Whipping up this little mustache mug is quite the easy task as well. He’ll love the sweet thought and use it every morning! (via)
29. What to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas – Slipper Socks
Martha Stewart shows us how to make some slipper socks that are quintessentially Christmas-worthy and cozy. He’ll love this for lounging!
30. Swiss Army Key Chain Gift for Your Boyfriend
Over at Instructables, learn how to make a Swiss army key chain that will wow him! It’s not only functional but he’ll be so impressed with the creation.
31. Christmas Gifts for Boyfriend – Bottled Cocktails
Bottle up some cocktails for him to try with some help from Brit + Co. These will be so much fun to experiment within the kitchen.
32. Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend – Beard Oil
Does your bae have a beard? If so, why not make him some beard oil to keep it tamed with help from Everything Etsy?
33. Tiny Notebooks Gift for Your Boyfriend
See Kate Sew made some tiny notebooks for the writers and artists in our lives. He can carry this around on his trips, in his car or on his way to class!
34. Leather Cuff – Gift for Boyfriend
The Red Kitchen made a leather cuff that’s manly enough to fit your boyfriend but also stylish enough to create a trend. Grab the details after the jump.
35. Things to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas – Skinny Ties
Design Mom shows us how to make some skinny ties. You can make him an entire new collection if you check out this tutorial.
36. Christmas Ideas for Your Boyfriend – Bike Lunch Bag
For those that love to ride their bike, Evil Mad Scientist make a frame lunch box that could come in handy. Pick out your prints and colors to match his style and get to work!
37. What to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas – Sofa Caddy
Again, you’ll want to pick out a print or color that matches his personal style before you get started. And this sofa caddy from Sew4Home will get a lot of use!
38. Zen Garden – Cute Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Curbly will help you give him the gift of relaxation. A zen garden for his home office or regular workspace could be a sure way to his heart this Christmas.
39. What to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas – Grill Rub Set
We’re back to the grill with this one. Fire up the BBQ with Kojo Designs and give him a trio to try out.
40. Gifts for Your Boyfriend – Suspenders
A new pair of suspenders could be cool for a man with a funkier style. Check out A Beautiful Mess for the tutorial.
41. Bicycle Brake Clock – DIY Christmas Gift for Your Boyfriend
Instructables shows us how to take a bicycle break and turn it into a clock. What a cool addition to his space!
42. Christmas Gift Idea for Your Boyfriend – Handprinted Mouse Pad
Design Sponge also gives us a great idea for jazzing up his office space. Learn how to hand paint a mouse pad with all the right flair.
43. Leather Sketchbook – Cute Christmas Gift for Your Boyfriend
The Merrythought shows us how to make a slick leather sketchpad for the men in our lives with a bit more creativity running through their veins. It’s a great journal idea as well!
44. Pencil Holder – DIY Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Over at Strawberry Chic learn how to organize his desktop or have his drawing or writing pens on hand with ease. Turn some wood … into this!
45. Map Coasters – DIY Christmas Gift for Your Boyfriend
BHG teaches us how to take a map and turn them into a fun set of coasters. Again, this is great for a stylish apartment or to enhance his man cave.
46. License Plate Key Rack – Things to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas
Grab one of his old license plates and turn it into a key rack. With some help from Kojo Designs, he’ll never lose his keys again.
47. Gifts for Your Boyfriend – Classic Socks
Of course, you could always go traditional in the gift-giving sense. Visit Purl Soho and learn how to whip up a pair of cozy socks for him!
48. Chalkboard Mug – DIY Christmas Gift for Your Boyfriend
Wit & Whistle gives us another mug idea that we love. Dipped in chalkboard paint, you can personalize it differently every day!
49. Leather Wallet – Things to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas
See Katie Sew makes a leather wallet that will bring an easy smile to his face. And he’ll be able to actually use this one!
50. Army Guy Bowl – DIY Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Make will make him giggle with this fun project. An army man bowl will be his newest addition to the dining room!
51. Car Kit Gift for Your Boyfriend
Putting an emergency car kit together could be easy and special too. Check out the details over at Not Martha.
52. Roll-up Tool Organizer Gift for Boyfriend
If he has a large tool collection, why n to make something to help him with the organization of it all. One of these roll-up organizers could be really great! (via)
53. Laptop Riser – Things to Get Your Boyfriend for Christmas
An easy and chic laptop riser could be another great – and unique – present idea. Check out ManMade for the details.
54. Bacon & Beer Cupcakes – DIY Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Brit + Co goes with an edible gift that we’re drooling over too. Have him open up a batch of bacon and beer cupcakes – then let him dive right in.
55. Wooden Bungee Organizer
And if you visit Brit + Co again you’ll find a great tutorial for one of these wooden bungee organizers. From glasses to cords, they’ll help out in any room!
56. Beer Tray – Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend
A beer tray could be a fun addition to this space as well, especially for serving snacks during ball games. Visit DIY Playbook for the know-how.
57. Wooden Slab Table – Christmas Ideas for Your Boyfriend
The Crafted Life made a wooden slab table that could help out with some decorating inside his space. He’ll also love that you made it all on your own!
58. Leather Mason Jar Sleeve – Cute Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Check out this awesome e leather, mason jar sleeve we found over at A Beautiful Mess! It’s such a fun way to jazz up his favorite drinks.
59. Manly Hand Scrub DIY Christmas Gift for Your Boyfriend
Paper Turtle will have your man’s hands feeling extra soft and supple with this hand scrub. Learn how to whip it up yourself after the jump.
60. Bacon Salt – Christmas Idea for Your Boyfriend
And finally, why not add some bacon salt to his kitchen-inspired gifts this year? He’ll have so much fun experimenting with it! (via)
What Should I Get My Boyfriend for Christmas: The Basics
When deciding on what to get your boyfriend for Christmas, keep in mind how much stuff does he already has. Asking yourself whether or not it makes sense to get someone another sweater or T-shirt is not necessarily a bad thing.
Besides, if none of the entries above seem to be like something he’d like, you could always just ask him yourself.
However, if you like it to be a surprise, you can snoop around and see what kind of hobbies he has, and that’s pretty simple:
- Ask his close friends
- See what collectibles he has
- Check out his taste in movies, games, and music
- Pay attention to whatever he shows you whenever he’s browsing an online store
For those of you that are planning on gifting them clothes or footwear, keep note of several things:
- What sizes he wears
- What clothing style he has
- What exactly is missing from his wardrobe
- What colors he likes to wear most of the time
- Whether or not he has any kind of allergies so you know what materials to avoid
All in all, it’s pretty simple to gift your boyfriend something that he’d like, just as long as you pay attention and actually know him, even if just a little bit.
Why DIY Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend are Better
When it comes to deciding whether a store-bought or a DIY present is better, remember that your boyfriend will always appreciate more the effort that was put into making him a gift than its monetary value.
The reason for this is simple, by taking the time to do something special for your boyfriend, you are putting it in his heart that he means enough to you that you would put some work into getting him a gift, and sometimes guys need this kind of validation.
Best Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend: Conclusion
This brings us to the end of our article, and we hope that we managed to give you a few ideas and hints as to what to get your boyfriend this Christmas.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to follow out suggestions to the letter, or try making things just like in the pictures that we presented.
On the contrary, since we want as many people as possible to learn how to make their own gifts, we highly encourage you to try out your own versions of the perfect gift and add a bit of your own personality
In the end, the person receiving the gift will be able to tell when something is made with heart, and they can also tell when something is a mere copy.
For more helpful guides like this one, go ahead and check out our other Christmas-themed articles, since we’ve covered a wide variety of other topics, from Christmas meal recipes to step-by-step tutorials on how to make DIY decorations.