50 Best Gifts For Your New Boyfriend That Won’t Scare Him (2021)

  • BY Keegan Kraemer
  • January 18, 2021
50 Best Gifts For Your New Boyfriend That Won’t Scare Him (2021)

At what point when you start dating do you get gifts for a new boyfriend?

You need to take care of a new relationship and not come onto your new man as weird or too strong and scare him off.

These 50 gift ideas aren’t too lovey-dovey or come on as too much too soon. They’re appropriate for a newer relationship for any type of holidays, such as Christmas, Valentine’s day, or his birthday.

With these clever gift ideas, he won’t freak out that you’re already thinking about a serious commitment and can take things slow.

(Prices change frequently, so they could be slightly different from what we mentioned at the time of publication)

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Where Our Love Story Began Map Framed Print - things to get your new boyfriend

Where Our Love Story Began Map Framed Print

This custom map print makes a sentimental gift that your guy will appreciate. He will never forget the day you first met with this one-of-a-kind framed print. Every time he looks at this creative gift, he will be reminded of the moment he first saw you and how he couldn’t take his eyes off of you.

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Hello Will You I Do Custom Map Pillow - gift ideas for new boyfriend

Hello Will You I Do Custom Map Pillow

This is a gift that you can add to over time as your relationship develops. If he isn’t much for framed prints, then a pillow is a great option. This makes a great gift for Valentine’s day or the sweetest gift for your boyfriend. You can surprise him with two more pillows after he pops the question and you get hitched.

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Eat Sleep Golf Adult T-Shirt - gifts for a guy you just started dating

Eat Sleep Golf Adult T-Shirt

If your significant other is an avid or novice golfer, then they are going to love this gift by par! He will think this shirt is absolutely tee-rific every time he wears it. Strike while the iron is hot with this simple and comfortable tee shirt. An un-fore-getable gift he can wear on and off the green.

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Funny Name Definition Custom Photo Mug - new relationship gift ideas for him

Funny Name Definition Custom Photo Mug

Celebrate your new boyfriend with this funny name definition mug. Include your favorite photo of the two of you for a fun gift he will love. Make the mug truly unique by personalizing the photo and the wording on the side of the mug. A great gift to give for his birthday or to celebrate a relationship milestone.

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Polarized Sunglasses - new boyfriend gift

Polarized Sunglasses

Gifts for men fall into a few different general categories, clothing, sports-related, and romantic. Any of these types of gifts would work well for a new boyfriend. These polarized sunglasses are perfect for the guy who likes to look stylish while out and about. Ergonomic and lightweight, he will never want to take these sunglasses off.

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  I Swiped Right Desktop Plaque - gift ideas for new boyfriend

I Swiped Right Desktop Plaque

Searching for romantic gifts for a new boyfriend that you met on that iconic dating app? Then this gift is perfect! This cute little photo plaque features a picture of the two of you and a sweet saying that only couples who are experienced in online dating will appreciate.

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Where It All Began Map Canvas Print  - things to get your new boyfriend

Where It All Began Map Canvas Print

Personalized gifts for your boyfriend don’t always have to include pictures or sappy sayings about how much you love him. This custom canvas print highlights with an adorable little red heart where it all began for the two of you. This one of a king picture makes a great gift for a relationship milestone or upcoming anniversary.

MORE: Creative Anniversary Gifts for Your Boyfriend

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Shot Spinning Roulette Game Set - new relationship gift ideas for him

Shot Spinning Roulette Game Set

Get your new man something fun and unique that he will love to show off to all his friends. This shot spinning roulette game will be a great gift to use with his buddies or for a couple’s casino night. He will love this gift even more if you include his favorite liquor to fill up the shot glasses with.

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Wine Subscription - things to get your new boyfriend

Wine Subscription

Who says you need a special occasion to give your boyfriend a gift? Wine, beer, and liquor-related gifts make great new years gifts to give him just because you want to treat him to something special. Choose from different subscriptions or give him a gift card if you are not sure what kind of wine he is into.

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Gourmet Hot Sauce Set - gift ideas for new boyfriend

Gourmet Hot Sauce Set

Young men can handle the heat of a new relationship, but can they handle the heat this hot sauce is throwing? If he is the kind of guy who would rock a hot wing challenge at the local bar, then he is going to love this gift. Made from high-quality ingredients like black truffles, he won’t want to share!

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Button Down Casual Shirts - gift for new boyfriend

Button Down Casual Shirts

Celebrate your first Christmas together, gift ideas for him with this ultra-comfortable button down flannel shirt. He will be looking stylish and thinking of you every time he wears this simple and practical gift idea. Available in a wide range of colors and sizes, you are sure to find a shirt that he will enjoy wearing often.

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Beard Kit - presents for new boyfriends

Beard Kit

If your new boyfriend spends more time in the bathroom getting ready than you do and grooming his beard, then consider getting him this beard essentials kit. This clever kit has everything he could ever need to grow and groom his facial hair. But be warned, with such a nice beard, all of the ladies will want to touch it.

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Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - romantic gifts for new boyfriend

Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Whether he is hanging out with his buddies or spending a day at the beach with you, this waterproof speaker will become a staple in his daily activities. He can easily toss it in a bag and be ready for 12 hours of non stop music. A cool birthday gift for a boyfriend that he will love using every day.

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Punderdome Card Game - new boyfriend gift

Punderdome Card Game

What better way to spend an evening than having a game night with your guy and your closest friends. Grab some beverages, invite your friends over, and prepare to laugh until your sides hurt. This game is perfect for the guy who loves bad jokes and also doubles as a conversation starter when things seem dull between you two.

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Shirt Jacket - new relationship gift ideas for him

Shirt Jacket

This shirt jacket has been a staple in guys’ wardrobes for some time. Get him this gift to make sure he keeps up with the trend. This flannel lined jacket is not only stylish but a useful and versatile clothing item. Available in three standard colors to suit any guy’s taste, this gift will quickly become his signature jacket.

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 Novelty Pullover Hoodies - gift ideas for new relationship

Novelty Pullover Hoodies

These novelty sweatshirts make great gifts for any time or occasion. They are comfortable and come in so many different styles you will want to get him one of each. If you’re searching for a Christmas gift, opt for the sexy Santa. Your new boyfriend is sure to get a kick out of these novelty sweatshirts.

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Sweatpants - new relationship gift ideas for him


Joggers have become a go to style for men and women alike of all ages. They are comfortable, go with everything, and are just as acceptable to wear class as they are to work out. Give him something for Valentine’s day that he won’t want to take off. This gift pairs perfectly with other clothing items or a sporty gift.

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 Lego The Simpsons House - gift ideas for new relationship

Lego The Simpsons House

Doh! You are never too old to play with Legos! If he is a fan of the classic TV sitcom, The Simpsons, then he is going to love this cute little Lego set. Have fun building this little piece of Springfield together or give him some time to himself so he can get lost in this gigantic Lego set.

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Leather Jacket with Removable Hood - gift ideas for new relationship

Leather Jacket with Removable Hood

Get him something special for his birthday with this leather jacket with a removable hood. Made from genuine leather, this comfortable leather jacket is a timeless piece that will complete any look he throws together. Clothing gifts are always a winner from a girlfriend, especially something that will make him look this handsome.

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Bath Towel Set - presents for new boyfriends

Bath Towel Set

Guys don’t tend to think about things like towels and bathroom decor but he will surely appreciate these cotton bath towels after a hot shower. Luxury bath towels make a thoughtful gift for the guy who lives on his own. Things for his home make practical men’s gift ideas that he will actually use.

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Men's Scuff Slipper - gift ideas for new relationship

Men’s Scuff Slipper

When you haven’t been together for very long, it can be difficult to find new relationship gift ideas for him that aren’t lame. You don’t want to look too needy or like you don’t care about him. Slippers make a great gift idea for Christmas. Who couldn’t use a new pair of slippers for scooting around the house?

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Fun Crew Cotton Socks - new relationship gift ideas for him

Fun Crew Cotton Socks

Is it appropriate to give a first date gift? Sure it is! These socks make a perfectly acceptable gift to give when you first meet your new man. They are cheap and fun gifts that you can use as an icebreaker to strike up a conversation. They will certainly score you some bonus points if he is a history buff!

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars - new relationship gift ideas for him

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Does your boyfriend seem to spend more time playing his Nintendo Switch then he does texting you back? Well, make sure he’s at least playing something that you join him in playing with this Super Mario game. A great gift for young men that will have him battling you through awesome 3D adventures.

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Home Tool Kit - gift ideas for new boyfriend

Home Tool Kit

Guys can never have enough tools! This home tool kit is an easy gift to give that includes everything he needs to do simple projects around the house. Tools make practical gifts for guys that they will get a ton of use out of. Plus this will give him no excuse to not complete that honey do list.

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Indoor Hydroponic Garden - gift ideas for new boyfriend

Indoor Hydroponic Garden

Searching for a cool gift for a guy who loves to cook? This hydroponic garden is small enough to fit on the kitchen counter without taking up too much space while looking stylish. Gardening presents for boyfriends might seem kind of cheesy, but this makes a great gift for the guy who loves adding fresh herbs to his creations.

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Weighted Blanket - things to get your new boyfriend

Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets make amazing gifts for your significant other. They have been shown to have significant health benefits, such as improved sleep quality and relief for those with sensory disorders. They also feel like a big hug every time you snuggle up with them. Show him how much you care about his well being and comfort with this weighted blanket.

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Watch - romantic gifts for new boyfriend


Watches make great gifts for men for any occasion, no matter how long the two of you have been together. This brand name watch has a timeless style that he can wear to the office or out with his buddies. It’s also incredibly durable and made from high-quality materials like stainless steel and leather, guaranteed to last!

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Air Purifier - presents for new boyfriends

Air Purifier

While an air purifier might seem like a weird gift idea for a new boyfriend, it is actually very thoughtful. If he suffers from any kind of allergies, has pets, or smokes, this is a practical gift that will show him how much you care about his health. The perfect size for his bedroom or small apartment.

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Sandwich Maker - new boyfriend gift

Sandwich Maker

For the guy who loves to spend his free time in the kitchen, there is no shortage of available gift ideas. When you start dating it’s always fun to be able to cook and make new creations together. Try out delicious gourmet sandwich recipes with this sandwich maker and panini press that also doubles as a small, indoor grill.

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The Science of Cooking - romantic gifts for new boyfriend

The Science of Cooking

Maybe your man isn’t a pro in the kitchen and could benefit from this “science of cooking” book. A perfect gift for the budding chef filled with answers to all of his burning cooking questions. From the complex process of taste to how to tell the quality of meat, he will be a pro in the kitchen after reading this.

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World Wide Snack Mix Package - things to get your new boyfriend

World Wide Snack Mix Package

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so make sure you get there quickly with this snack pack. Filled with all of the best snacks from around the world, he will devour this creative gift. From biscuits to gummies, he’ll be delighted at all of the unique flavors, we can’t promise he will share though!

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Charging Station - gift for new boyfriend

Charging Station

Make sure he keeps all of his accessories organized and fully charged with this personalized iOS wireless charging station. A clever way to make sure his phone and smartwatch are never dead so he has no excuse to not text you back. A practical new relationship birthday gift idea for him he will use every day.

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Pasta Maker Machine - new boyfriend gift

Pasta Maker Machine

What is your new boyfriend’s favorite type of cuisine? If it is Italian food, then he is sure to love this pasta maker. He will have no excuse not to cook for you with all of the different types of pasta that he could make. Spaghetti, linguine, ravioli, angel hair pasta, the pasta-bilities are endless!

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Classic 5-Pocket Jeans - gift for new boyfriend

Classic 5-Pocket Jeans

For the guy with a classic style that likes to keep things simple, these classic denim jeans make a perfect gift. Whether he’s sporting jeans to work, hanging out with his buddies, or just wearing them every day, they make a useful gift for your new beau. These authentic Wrangler jeans will quickly become a staple in his minimalist manly wardrobe.

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The Pun Also Rises - romantic gifts for new boyfriend

The Pun Also Rises

Is your boyfriend always saying something witty and making puns? If he is the kind of guy who sees the humor in everything, he will surely get a kick out of this book. A small gift that will only make him funnier and slightly smarter and will have you rolling with laughter (or rolling your eyes).

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Fishing Rod Bag Holder - new relationship gift ideas for him

Fishing Rod Bag Holder

For the outdoorsman, there is no shortage of things to get your new boyfriend. If he has more fishing poles than ex-girlfriends, he is certainly going to appreciate this fishing rod bag. He will know that he has a good catch in you when you give him this practical gift.

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Rapid Cold Brewer - new boyfriend gift

Rapid Cold Brewer

If your new bae is a caffeine junkie, then he is going to love this rapid cold brew coffee maker. A thoughtful and practical gift for a guy you just started dating. While this might seem like a little gift, you know it is something he will appreciate and use on a daily basis.

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Cairn Outdoor Gear Subscription Box - gift for new boyfriend

Cairn Outdoor Gear Subscription Box

Is your boyfriend always on the lookout for the latest outdoor adventure? Be sure he is prepared for anything Mother Nature will throw his way with this outdoor gear subscription box. This box includes gifts for him from apparel to energy-boosting snacks. Show him you’re in it for the long haul with a multi-month (or full year) subscription.

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Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler - new relationship gift ideas for him

Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

Whether he’s sipping coffee on his commute or spiking his beverage while deer hunting, you can be sure he will always have this insulated tumbler in his hand. A perfect birthday gift that will last him for years! A useful gift for the tough guy that really puts things to the test, just like your relationship, this gift will withstand.

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The Craft of the Cocktail - romantic gifts for new boyfriend

The Craft of the Cocktail

Just like your relationship, the perfect cocktail can be complicated. Be sure he can perfect at least one of them with the “Craft of the Cocktail,” book. A unique gift for any guy who is always trying something new behind the bar. Filled with rich history, techniques, and of course hundreds of recipes, this will quickly become his favorite book.

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1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - presents for new boyfriends

1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

The best kind of boyfriend gifts are those that the two of you can enjoy together. Putting together puzzles is a great way to spend time together and determine how well you can work together as a team. Puzzles also make a cheap gift that won’t put any pressure on him to return the favor with something extravagant.

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Facial Cleanser - new relationship gift ideas for him

Facial Cleanser

Most guys won’t go out of their way to buy facial cleaner, besides, isn’t shampoo good enough? Make sure he stays handsome with this rugged and dapper face cleaner, a useful gift made just for men. While he might not care about all the benefits, he’ll care about how much more you’ll want to kiss that soft and clean face.

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Electric Shaver - gifts for a guy you just started dating

Electric Shaver

After he has washed his face, make sure it is nice and smooth. Electric shavers are such a classic gift for any guy, and so practical. Even in a new relationship, you can’t go wrong giving him something that will get him a nice, close shave. Replace the shaver that he bought years ago with this cool, new rechargeable shaver.

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Folding Camping Chair - new relationship gift ideas for him

Folding Camping Chair

Unsure what type of outdoor stuff to buy your new boyfriend? This folding camp chair is great for sitting by the bonfire or attending outdoor sporting events. It is space-saving and completely folds up into a small bag, unlike those other bulky camping chairs. They are so comfortable and practical, so be sure to get yourself one too!

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Crocs Baya Clog  - gifts for a guy you just started dating

Crocs Baya Clog

Crocs aren’t just for teenage girls and nurses anymore, they have become a fashion staple for everyone. A thoughtful gift from a girlfriend that just might become his favorite pair of shoes. Super comfortable, durable, and available in a wide range of colors, you can even buy a matching pair #twinning!

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Dutch Oven - gifts for a guy you just started dating

Dutch Oven

Could your boyfriend spend hours watching cooking videos with you? A Dutch oven makes a practical Christmas gift for a new boyfriend that he will be cooking up a storm in no time. From artisan breads to beef bourguignon, he will be spoiling you with gourmet dishes all the time.

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Body Spray - gift for new boyfriend

Body Spray

If your boyfriend doesn’t already have a signature cologne, make sure to get him something that you’re going to love smelling. Body spray is a romantic gift that both men and women enjoy getting. One little spritz will have him smelling like fine distillery with notes of bourbon and oak. An affordable gift for Christmas or Valentine’s day.

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Beer Dispenser - presents for new boyfriends

Beer Dispenser

If your significant other is a self-proclaimed beer snob, he is going to love this gift. While he might argue that nitro beers are the best, he will be able to turn any beer into a craft beer with microfoam with this beer dispenser. Small enough for his counter and stylish enough for his man cave.

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Electric Indoor Searing Grill - gifts for a guy you just started dating

Electric Indoor Searing Grill

No need for bad weather to hold your man back from cooking up tasty dishes on the grill. This indoor grill allows him to BBQ any time of the year, no matter the weather conditions or space restrictions. A great gift for your new boyfriend’s birthday that he will want to use all the time.

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Minimalist Carbon Fiber Slim Wallet - gift ideas for new relationship

Minimalist Carbon Fiber Slim Wallet

Has your boyfriend had the same wallet since middle school? Give him a stylish and practical boyfriend gift with an upgrade to this carbon fiber wallet. A small wallet he can even fit into his front pocket while keeping all of his essentials safe that won’t weigh him down.

Looking for more unique gifts for your significant other? Read “34 Cute DIY Gifts For Your Boyfriend



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