40 Non-Cringy First Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Boyfriend (2023)

  • BY Keegan Kraemer
  • December 23, 2022
40 Non-Cringy First Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Boyfriend (2023)

This article is dedicated to those who are or will struggle to shop for a gift for their boyfriend on their first Valentine’s Day.

The task is tricky for anyone who has just started dating and stepped into a new relationship. You might have questions like: Should I get something small for him and go for a low-key Valentine’s Day? Should I buy a sentimental or more of a fun gift? How much should I spend on my first Valentine’s Day gift?

Don’t worry, though. Our general advice would be to choose simple gifts that speak your heart out. The item should also fit your new guy’s style, hobbies, or habits. And more importantly, give him something that fits your budget. He’ll still appreciate it as long as you put some thought into the gift!

And here are the best first Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your boyfriend. From small to thoughtful and even extravagant options, there’s a little bit of something for the new guy you’re dating.

1st Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your New Boyfriend

1/ Instagram Style Desktop Photo Plaque

instagram style photo plaque decoration gift for boyfriend


Another cool gift idea for your 1st Valentine’s Day together is this photo plaque that mimics an Instagram post. Choose from different designs and pick your favorite photo to make the desktop decoration look like a post from social media.

2/ I Am So Happy I Swiped Right Photo Plaque

so happy i swiped right desktop plaque - gift for boyfriend on first valentine's day


Meeting online can be a big deal and sometimes, it can lead to something big – like a relationship or even marriage. This romantic photo plaque is a great gift to give to your boyfriend after having met online. It isn’t cheesy and it’s customizable.

3/ I Know It’s Cheesy But… Valentine’s Day Card

i know it's cheesy valentines day card for boyfriend on first valentine's day


Searching for a small and inexpensive gift for your legend-dairy boyfriend? This card makes the perfect addition to any gift for a guy that loves food and has a bit of a cheesy sense of humor. Let him know that he is a cut above the rest with this adorable gift. Include a nice handwritten message to express what a gouda guy you think he really is.

4/ First Met First Dated First Kissed Map Gift

map gift for him on first valentine's day


Another personalized gift idea for your new boyfriend on Valentine’s Day is this map. You can include maps based on the location of where you two met, the first location you had your date, and the first place you kissed. It’s a sentimental present for a romantic partner!

5/ Where It All Began Map Canvas

Personalized Map Canvas Print - 1st Valentines Day Gift for Boyfriend


A present that highlights milestones of your relationship is ideal for any special occasion. This map canvas shows where your relationship began. You can even add further customizations like the date and names.

6/ Morse Code Necklace

Morse Code Necklace as a First valentines Gift idea For Boyfriend


Dot, dot, dash…you don’t need words to express your love. This charming gift can say a lot without actually saying anything. Send a sweet engraved message of your initials, name, the date you met, anniversary, a song, or another meaningful word or number. A simple gift for a first Valentine together that he will cherish for many more years to come.

7/ Song Lyrics Coffee Mug

coffee mug with custom song lyrics printed on it - valentines day gifts for a new boyfriend


Coffee mugs always make great gifts, especially if the person enjoys hot drinks. These mugs feature a special song printed on them. The song can be significant to you and your relationship. The lyrics will add the personal touch you need.

8/ Light Me When You Want a BJ Soy Candle

light me when you want a bj candle - funny first valentines gift for him


If you want your boyfriend to send you a special message without having to use his words, this candle is ideal. It can make for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for those in a new relationship, and he is sure to get a laugh out of it!

9/ Our First Valentine’s Day Together Keyring

our first valentines together keyring for boyfriend


Spending your first Saint Valentine’s Day together as a couple is a big deal, and it should be a time to remember. This keyring can help you hold onto the memory, and it makes for the perfect gift. It can be personalized with your names, dates, and more.

10/ Little Moments of Love Comic Book

little moments of love comic - first valentine's day gift idea


New relationships can be difficult, especially as you develop together as a couple. Never forget the simple, silly, and precious moments you experience together every day with this adorable little comic book. When you’re having a rough day or something is not going great in your relationship (or life in general), pull out this book and remember those little moments. A cute new couple Valentine’s day idea he is sure to love.

11/ Music Photo Framed Print

Custom music frame Photo Print - Gift for Him on Valentines Day


You might refer to your relationship as an album that you never want to get off repeat. Now, you can actually turn your favorite photo into a music playlist with this print. Personalize it with your ideal photo, the song of your choice, and more.

12/ Date Night Box Set

Fun and Romantic Game for Couples- Date Night Box Set


Give him a gift that you can use together. This game will help couples connect on another level with three different ways to play. A romantic gift for your boyfriend that he can easily get on board with. Don’t get stuck in conversations about boring work or to-do lists. Spice things up with questions about secret wishes and flirting as you did on your first date.

13/ Ticket Stub Organizer

Just the Ticket- Ticket Stub Organizer as a Valentine's Day Gift For New Boyfriend


Make sure your memories for concerts, shows, movies, and travel stay safe in this useful photo-album style organizer. A great way to document all of the memories and adventures that you and your partner have shared together and for all those future adventures that have yet to happen. A useful first Valentine’s day gift for your boyfriend who likes to take you out for exciting date night experiences.

14/ Our First Valentines Day Picture Frame

our 1st valentines day picture frame


What better way to remember your very first Valentine’s Day than with a picture? Gifting them a personalized picture frame will leave behind a memory that will last forever. Both of you can look back on this special holiday and reminisce.

15/ You are My Greatest Catch Fishing Lure

You are My Greatest Catch Fishing Lure Gift for Boyfriend First Valentines Day


You can never go wrong with giving a gift that goes along with his favorite hobby. If he is an avid fisherman, then he is going to love this one-of-a-kind, hand-stamped gift. Make sure that every time he goes fishing he is thinking of you. Made from high-quality stainless steel. he can use it to actually fish with or keep hanging around as a thoughtful keepsake.

16/ Star Map Custom Coffee Mug

star map coffee mug - personalized first valentines day gift for boyfriend


The stars say it all, and you can incorporate them into this coffee mug. Customize the mug with a star map of your choice. It can be the night sky on your first date. It’s a keepsake that your boyfriend will want to hold onto.

17/ Personalized M&M Chocolate



A truly unique Valentine’s gift idea for a new boyfriend that will show him just how sweet you are on him. Create an unforgettable message with his favorite candy. You can include images of you or him, a special message, or a piece of art (hearts, lips, so on) on these little chocolates. Beautifully displayed in a box that will remind him how much you love to hug and kiss him.

18/ You Are My Missing Piece Silver Keychain

You Are My Missing Piece you fit me perfectly Silver Keychain for boyfriend


For the holiday of love, sentimental gifts are what he will cherish for years to come. Whether or not he realized it right away, you two were meant to be together until the end. Remind him of how he fits you like that last piece of a puzzle with this adorable gift. Perfect for adding to his keychain to always remind him of how much he means to you.

19/ You’re The Perfect Spooning Partner Custom Photo Mug

You’re The Perfect Spooning Partner Custom Photo Mug


Grab your favorite photo of you and your partner and use it to personalize this lovely gift. He’ll think of you and all of your spooning sessions together every time he uses this mug. Customized with a photo of the two of you and a sentimental saying to commemorate your 1st Valentine’s day together as a new couple. Or go all out and get a set of 2 to match.

20/ You May Be an Asshole But You’re My Asshole Tumbler

You May Be an Asshole But You're My Asshole Tumbler For Boyfriend on First Valentine's Day Together


Let’s face it, not every relationship is perfect. No matter how old or new a relationship is, there are bound to be bumps in the road and name-calling over stupid things. He is by no means perfect, but that doesn’t matter to you one bit. You love him even when he is less than perfect. Make sure he always remembers this day with this cheeky tumbler.

21/ Customized Bar Pendant

Men's Necklace - Customized Bar Pendant For boyfriend On First Valentine's Day


Most men will appreciate a fine piece of minimalist jewelry. This is a unisex piece, so you might as well get matching ones to celebrate your new relationship together. With the ability to customize all four sides of the pendant, you will have plenty of room to say what you want. Laser engraved on durable stainless steel, this gift will withstand the test of time just like your relationship has.

22/ I Want A Pizza Dat Ass Plush Toy

i want a pizza dat ass funny plush toy for boyfriend on valentines day


What new boyfriend doesn’t love a gag gift with a cheesy slice of humor? This plush toy is a perfect funny gift this Valentine’s Day for a new relationship and will have him laughing his buns off. The perfect gift for a guy who practically lives off of pizza and is always in the mood…for some food that is. The perfect snuggle accessory for a night of Netflix and chill with his girl.

23/ You’re The Best Thing I’ve Ever Found On The Internet Plaque

you are the best thing i have found on the internet desktop plaque


If you’re looking for a cool yet nerdy gift for your boyfriend, then this plaque is perfect. They might be a computer nerd or vice versa and the plaque shows just how special it is that you found each other.

24/ Custom Valentine’s Day Socks with His Face

Custom Valentine Plaid Socks For a new Boyfriend


What better way to celebrate the occasion than to plaster your beautiful face all over some custom clothing for him? For the best gift-giving experience, make sure you get a straight-on shot of your face (or faces together) in bright lighting, and of course, something a little silly (or sexy).

25/ Personalized Calendar Keychain

calendar keychain for boyfriend for first valentine's day


What better way to hold onto a special memory than on a keychain? This keychain can include a calendar that signifies a special date along with a custom message. Whether it’s the date you two went out together for the first time or the date you made things official, it’s up to you.

26/ Novelty Toilet Paper

i love the shit outta you novelty toilet paper gag gift for first valentine's day


Let him know that you truly love the poo out of him with this surprise and cute gag gift. With a hilarious message printed on each sheet, nothing will quite say “I love you,” like this novelty gift. This toilet paper roll will have him rolling on the floor laughing every time he looks at this. Leave it in the potty to find or tee-pee his car with it, up to you!

27/ Coffee And Chocolate Tasting Box

chocolate coffee tasting gift box for him


Create a one-of-a-kind, intimate experience for a first Valentine’s day gift for your boyfriend with these tasty treats. Hand-picked from Seattle’s top roasters and perfectly paired with artisan chocolate desserts, this gift will allow you to create a romantic tasting experience like no other. Celebrate your first romantic holiday together with coffee and chocolate, a match made in heaven, just like the two of you!

28/ Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet

beer jerky flower bouquet for new boyfriend on Valentine's Day


Roses are red, violets are blue, beef jerky is tasty, so he’ll love that too! This is a manly man’s gift that any boyfriend would love to bite into. The best part, there is no assembly required and it’s ready to eat straight out of the box. What better way to say how much you love him than with a meaty bouquet delivered to his place of work or house?

29/ Love Gives Us A Fairy Tale Star Map Plaque

star map and photo desktop plaque gift for him


A more sentimental gift idea might be necessary and this map plaque can be just what you’re looking for. Not only can it have a special picture of you and your boyfriend, but it can also include a star map of a special date you have in mind. It’s the ideal keepsake.

30/ Bathtub Essentials Set

harry's Bathtub Essentials Set with Body Wash, Sponge, and Candle - First Valentine's Gifts For Boyfriend


Scrub a dub, dub, your boyfriend going to love getting clean in the tub. Be proud to take him out in public after he’s been using this bath essentials kit. A great gift to give a practical boyfriend that he can use every day. Choose from four different, manly scents. Who said it’s the girlfriends that get to have all the fun in the bathroom?

31/ The Original Wine Condoms Bottle Stopper

Wine condom - a funny valentines day gift for boyfriend


Crack open a bottle of your favorite wine for a cozy night in. It’s time to wine and dine with your man. Get him excited and watch the reaction on his face when you pull out some protection, for the wine that is. This novelty, one size fits all wine condom makes a fun gag gift that unlike the “made for him” kind you can use over and over again.

32/ I “Cerealsly” Love You Spoon

i cerealsly love you spoon gift for him


Oh, the sentimental messages you love to share with your new boyfriend. Each of these spoons is hand stamped with love and affection for your bae. A perfect sentimental gift to give him on your first Valentine’s day together that he will use regularly. Every time he makes his coffee, remind him of how great of a guy he can be, even when he is being less than great.

33/ Social Media Style Frame Desktop Photo Plaque

Social Media Style Frame Desktop Photo Plaque Gift for Valentines Day


Your boyfriend might be a blogger or simply obsessed with social media? So this gift is perfect for them to showcase your relationship.

34/ Personalized Dinner Dice

Takeout Dice - First Valentine's Day Gift Idea For Him


This is no doubt an argument that every couple has had, no matter how long they’ve been together…what’s for dinner? Where do you want to eat? Take the stress out of figuring out what to order in and eat for your next night in with these fun food dice. Gone will be the days of going back and forth until you are both so hangry it turns into a fight.

35/ I Love You In Different Languages Pillow

I Love You In Different Languages Pillow Gift For Boyfriend On First Valentine's Day


Tell him how much you love and adore him in four different languages. A romantic gift for your first V-Day together. With this gift, he will be able to feel your warmth and love even when the two of you are far away. A useful gift for the guy who isn’t so great at decorating his own space, this will add a bit of style to any guy’s space.

36/ Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set

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This wearable bracelet is super sweet, when one person taps their bracelet, the other’s vibrates to let them know what you’re thinking about them.

37/ Beard Bundle


This product probably won’t make your man disappointed.  If your man is bearded, just gift him this beard bundle. It includes sandalwood beard oil, beard balm, and beard wash as well as a comb to go along with it.

38/ Sexy Truth or Dare

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If you really want something to spice things up, this will bring your space to the next level. Draw a game and be ready to heat it up at perfect nighttime. 

39/ Personalized Overnight Bag


If your man always staying at your place, just give him something so convenient and stylish to tote all his stuff back and forth in.

40/ Long Distance Friendship Lamp

Uncommon Goods

These lamps function largely are your best friend today. Totally, help your partner turns on their light, and the other’s illuminates, too.


Whether your relationship is just blossoming or in full bloom, find the perfect first Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend with these ideas. From romantic to hilarious, he is sure to love whatever you pick for him.

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