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    38 First Valentine's Day Gifts That Are Boyfriend-Approved

    From headphones and speakers to PJs and a totally out-of-this-world snow globe, we're here to take off any pressure of that first V-Day gift for your new BF.

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    1. A simple corduroy button down, which is too essential to not already be in their wardrobe. It's made of a dreamy blend of mid-wale corduroy and cotton, so it's all softness and no starchiness.

    Model wearing a black corduroy button down
    Madewell

    Promising review: "I love it. The color is great. I have nothing to say about this but the fact that it’s perfect." –MATTYB31

    Get it from Madewell for $59.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in three colors).

    2. A novelty gift box for the person who wants to spark conversation and make Valentine's day even more special this year. It's chock-full of fun topics that will set you down a path of never-ending chit-chat and laughter.

    The novelty gift box in pink and red
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is so cute! They really do look like little matches and each one has an easy challenge for couples to do to keep that spark! My wife and I love it!" —Haley Young

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04.

    3. A Staub cast-iron Dutch oven so the two of you can make homemade meals together. It's an item everyone should have in their kitchen and they'll appreciate its durability.

    The Staub dutch oven in turquoise
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "I love this round Dutch oven. I have thus far made bread and made a fantastic hearty vegetable soup in it. Definitely purchased this product for a great price. I had no idea what I was missing out on!" —Monica

    Get it from Wayfair for $309.95+ (originally $443+, available in five colors).

    4. A Carhartt beanie that'll keep them stylishly warm for the rest of the cold weather. Fair warning: gifting them one of these may start them down the slippery slope of becoming a Carhartt connoisseur.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this for my boyfriend as part of his Valentine’s Day present. He has another one in a tan color that is over 10 years old. These beanies hold up really well. A great buy!" –Jocelyn Cochran

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in a wide variety of colors and knits).

    And check out our shoutout to Carhartt beanies in "Just 47 Products That Are The 'Best' Reviewers Have Ever Tried."

    5. A Mars dust globe for your favorite space nerd. Not only will they appreciate how cool it looks, they'll love the attention to detail and accurate topography.

    Uncommon Goods / Via giphy.com, Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Such a great little gift! I got it for my boyfriend, who collects snow globes, and he loved it! The dust actually has a bit of a glimmer to it, which I was not expecting but was certainly welcome!" –Felsic

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $35.

    6. A pair of classic lined crocs for someone that values comfort overall. If your boyfriend is always in the comfiest clothes possible, they may just need some slippers to pair with all those outfits.

    The classic lined crocs in navy/ charcoal
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "Never thought I'd purchase a pair of Crocs, let alone write a review. But...I love these! I purchased to use as indoor/outdoor slippers and they've delivered beyond my expectations. They're sturdy, very comfortable, I love the navy blue color with grey lining, and best of all they're cruelty free and vegan. They fit true to size, I wear a 10 and purchased a 10. Would highly recommend." —redrunner

    Get it from Nordstrom for $59.99 (available in sizes 4–13 and in six colors).

    7. A five-piece spice gift set so the chef in your life can practice their culinary skills maybe even by making you dinner. It comes with five unique flavors that you can't find at just any grocery store so they definitely won't have it in their pantry already.

    The five piece spice set in smoked flavors
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this for my dad as a Christmas gift. When the package arrived one of the spices had broken. I reached out to the owner and he was wonderful about replacing the broken spice. He even sent two other spices for free with a handwritten apology. My dad loves it and I will say that the spice that was broken upon arrival smelled great!" —kara

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven varieties).

    8. An electric kettle that any tea-obsessed BF would appreciate. Just because you can't live without your morning coffee doesn't mean they can't!

    Reviewer's image of tea kettle turned on emitting a blue light
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Excellent quality, easy to clean, easy to store, lightweight, heats up very quickly. Love the blue light during use and the clear glass showing the boiling water. Gift-giving worthy item!" –Mo

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    Be sure to check out some of our other favorite tea kettles!

    9. A Levi's sherpa lined trucker jacket so you can keep them warm no matter your proximity! Your Valentine will love this classic style, and the fact that they'll have a new go-to piece in their closet.

    Model wearing Levi's sherpa lined denim trucker jacket
    Target

    Promising review: "I've had my eye on this jacket for a long time, and I'm so glad I wasn't disappointed when I finally bought it. It fits perfectly over shirts and looks amazing, and it's also super comfortable. The sherpa is very soft but not overly bulky, and the quilted sleeves are comfy too. I've worn it numerous times in the cold weather and it keeps me very warm. Highly recommend it." –Teddy

    Get it from Target for $79.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in two colors).

    We also deemed this jacket a "statement-making piece" to wear for Valentine's Day.

    10. A 12-pack of JuneShine hard kombucha that is sure to satisfy the kombucha enthusiast who appreciates a ~specialty something~ to imbibe. This gift is for those 21 and older, but we promise it's worth the wait!

    The four cans of included hard kombucha
    JuneShine

    What's included: Three cans of Midnight Painkiller, Blood Orange Mint, Acai Berry, and Grapefruit Paloma hard kombuchas.

    Promising review: "I'm a huge wine and kombucha lover. By far Juneshine outshines all the others I've tried. Absolutely love the packaging and all the flavors. There has not been one that I have not enjoyed." –Dyna L.

    Get it from JuneShine for $45.

    11. A cocktail smoker for a Valentine that likes their *adult beverages* smokey, oaky, but not pokey (you know, with literal pieces of wood sticking out of their drinks). This way, they can get the smoke without the poke!

    Cocktail smoker kit in use
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "My husband absolutely loved this gift! He uses it way more than I thought he would. It's easy and fun, plus smells super good when you torch the wood chips. I'm so glad I chose to purchase this for my hubs!" –Jess

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $65+ (available with or without a torch). 

    12. A stainless steel chain necklace because some things never go out of style, and this will be something your Valentine will cherish for years to come.

    Model wearing stainless steel chain necklace
    We Are All Smith / Etsy

    We Are All Smith is a California-based Etsy seller with a wide selection of men's jewelry.

    Promising review: "I can’t wait to gift this chain necklace to my boyfriend. Beautifully made and great quality - very happy with my purchase! Thank you. 🙂" –Cindy Alvarado 

    Get it from We Are All Smith on Etsy for $32.

    13. A game for couples looking to spark interesting conversation and get to know each other better, this may just be the best gift you could give (or receive)!

    The ultimate game for couples box
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought this game for me and my girlfriend without really knowing what to expect. We had 20 minutes to kill before dinner so we thought we would give it a try, we ended up having so much fun that we played for over two hours and skipped our dinner reservations to keep playing. This is a great game for any couple, regardless of how long you have been dating because it goes beyond your usual boring surface-level questions along with adding fun and unique challenges/dares. If you're looking for the perfect couples gift, look no further! I will definitely be buying a few as holiday gifts for some couples on my list." —JP Johl

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. A match striker because if your boyfriend appreciates fine ceramics as well as gifts from small businesses, you've struck gold. This is a simple gift that literally anyone could use to spruce up their coffee or bedside tables.

    The match striker in white and beige
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this match striker. It is beautifully made and works very well to light matches. The colors offered are all very pretty but I think it’d be cool to add a black gloss/ matte black one for a more modern option as well!" —Hi I’m Jane

    Get it from Amazon Handmade for $23.

    15. A scratch-resistant and waterproof Bose Bluetooth speaker that is sure to become a favorite aspect of the home. It's super sleek and it has Bluetooth capability so it won't be an eyesore and you'll be able to turn it on without getting up from the couch.

    The Bose bluetooth speaker in orange
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "Amazing Sound Quality for such a small device! It has a decent base and gets pretty loud! it is great for lounging around, showers, and to take anywhere! A great purchase!" —Jessa17

    Get it from Nordstrom for $119 (available in two colors).

    16. A yoga mat for the S.O. who is always doing stretches and following along to YouTube yoga. It's a great way to show interest in your partner's hobbies and if you get one for yourself you'll have a fun activity to do together!

    The yoga mat in blue
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I'm a beginner at exercise and the quarantine bod is starting to weigh on me. I bought two of these mats, one for myself and one for my daughter. I usually stand all day at work and cannot bear weight on my knees or hips while laying flat. The 1/2" of cushioning that these mats provide is amazing! I can work out without giving up early due to joint pain. I love the length, carrying strap, price, and the two-year warranty! Two thumbs up from me and my daughter!" —Tiffany

    Get it from Walmart for $19.47 (available in seven colors).

    17. A Ralph Lauren robe because it's never a bad time to give the gift of comfort. Whether it's for Valentine's day or just for being a good partner, a robe is a gift of care and intimacy that they'll be sure to note.

    The Ralph Lauren robe in white
    Macys

    Promising review: "Very nice robe! I purchase the white one for my husband for Christmas." —Miss Sassy

    Get it from Macy's for $90 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    18. A ceramic tumbler so you can give your loved one (or maybe just liked one) a nice vehicle for this favorite beverages. Plus, it's made by a small business so you can feel good gifting it.

    The ceramic tumbler with black dolka dots
    Eeli Art Studio / Etsy

    Eeli Art Studio is an Etsy shop founded in 2010 and based in Malling, Denmark that makes "unique ceramics, cups, plates, bowls, platters, and art prints."

    Promising review: "Absolutely lovely tumblers! I am very excited to use them 🙂" —Rachel Nachman

    Get it from Eeli Art Studio on Etsy for $61.

    19. A bottle of balsamic vinegar so they can enjoy the finer things. It's made of high quality balsamic and created with California blackberries, so they'll know it's the good stuff.

    The bottle of balsamic vinegar
    Brightlands

    Promising review: "I ordered both olive oils along with the two vinegars and we are blown away by the quality and taste. We've been doing a lot of cooking during quarantine, and love finding new products to use. The balsamic vinegar is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. I've been using it to make salads nonstop since I received it! Highly recommend, and love supporting small businesses!" —Emily

    Get it from Brightland for $22.

    20. An avocado seed planter because if they like gifts from small businesses, you'll know they're a keeper. It's a fun interactive present that he'll be able to watch grow, which is always a treat!

    Avacado plant growing in a clear planter filled with water
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I admit I didn’t think it would grow. I put the avocado pit in the holder in January for about four to six weeks it seemed like nothing was happening. I swear there were at least three times I was moments away from throwing it out! Then, I began to see the seed open down the middle and a root grow from the bottom. Now, the root is really long and there is a sprout come out from the top of the seed. Pretty cool!" —Novice NMR spectroscopist

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    21. An Areaware terra-cotta stacking planter designed to properly drain plants and enable them to keep on growin'. It's the ideal Valentine's Day gift for your plant-parent BF.

    Person stacking the planter
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful, high-quality ceramic pot. There is excellent drainage in it with the separate compartment so you can plant directly in it. It’s higher quality than most UO items in my opinion, as it’s made by Areaware, a great brand, hence the high price tag. Pricey but classic, long lasting piece." –Andie55

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $100 (available in two colors).

    22. A domino set because whether they're a gamer or not, everyone can appreciate the classics. It's made of high-quality materials and is a fun and entertaining gift they can keep on their shelf for years to come.

    Set of dominos with the tiles spread out and stacked
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Fun game, good quality tiles, good quality metal trains. The only drawback is that there are only four trains. But you can play up to eight players, you just have to use other items instead of the little trains." —Phil. D.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two varieties).

    23. A Barefoot Dreams blanket so you can snuggle up together all year round. It's made of incredibly soft material and is a perfect addition to any couch, bed, or chair in the house.

    A stack of multiple blankets
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: ".Got this in navy and love it. Great color and SO soft! this size is perfect for lounging on the sofa. Highly recommended." —nordiesaddict0

    Get it from Nordstrom for $147 (available in seven colors).

    24. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey because it's the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, just like your BF. Plus, it'll completely revolutionize pizza night at their place.

    Person pouring Mike's Hot Honey on pizza
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My boyfriend is in culinary school and loves cooking so I got him this as a Christmas gift. He loved it. He’s bought a bottle since then, too. It’s really good. Kinda Tabasco-level hot." –Mackenzy

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (also available in Extra Hot).

    25. A custom photo puzzle for the sentimental types. If you know your boyfriend is more interested in a handwritten card than the gift itself, this may just be the perfect present.

    The custom photo puzzle
    ISeeMeBooksUS / Etsy

    I See Me Books is an Etsy shop established in 2018 and based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that makes "personalized books and gifts for every occasion."

    Promising review: "Shipped quickly, and pieces were a good size and sturdy...also looked like each piece was not identical which is really a good thing when you are putting together a puzzle!" —Melissa

    Get it from I See Me Books on Etsy for $34.99.

    26. An indoor herb garden for your wonderful chef of a boyfriend. They'll truly cherish being able to grow fresh herbs all year long, especially in February (*shivering at the thought*).

    Reviewer photo of their indoor herb garden
    amazon.com

    What's included: Six herb pods (Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint) and a 3oz. bottle of plant nutrients.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my husband who is a great cook. We were both impressed with the amount of product that came from it and we were living in a townhouse so we don’t have a lot of room to grow plants. This was perfect for him." –Jill Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $101.46 (available in three colors and styles). 

    27. A can cooler featuring the novels of Stephen King because the king of horror is can be ~chilling~ in more ways than one.

    Stephen King can cooler with a can in it on a beach
    Society6

    Lisa Bonewicz is an American photographer whose prints can be found in both traditional and non-traditional formats. BTW, this particular can cooler is 12-oz.

    Promising review: "So great!" –Alex W.

    Get it from Lisa Bonewicz on Society6 for $22.39 (originally $27.99).

    28. A Diptyque candle for those who appreciate a little aromatherapy. These candles are famous for their inimitable scents plus they burn at a slow rate so you'll be able to enjoy them longer than you'd imagine.

    The Diptyque candle in Tubéreuse
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "This is the best brand of the candle and the most lovely fragrance ever!! The smell makes me feel happy and content. I can’t quite explain the niceness it brings. My entire apartment smells so beautiful!! ❤️" —Detlef

    Get it from Nordstrom for $38+ (available in two sizes).

    29. A set of Bala Bangles so they can work out anywhere. These are great for adding a few extra pounds to increase heart rate when you're on a run and since they're a fairly new favorite on the internet, there's a good chance they don't already have something similar.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These weights are incredible – absolutely stunning! Such great quality too. I got them for walking and yoga but I think I am going to wear them everywhere! They are very comfy and soft to the touch. And I LOVE the packaging. They come with a free bag to carry them in. I am definitely going to buy more colors." —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $49+ (available in 12 colors and two weights).

    If your Valentine is a fitness fiend, we've got you covered with even more gift recommendations for people that love to workout.

    30. A set of bath salts because they probably wouldn't buy them for themself. It takes a lot for some folks to give themselves the self-care they need so why not cut the time in half and give them something they'll definitely appreciate?

    Clear bottle of pink bath salts with white cap
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "From the packaging to the experience. It's absolute bliss." —Mkmesko

    Get it from Nordstrom for $20.

    31. A backpack equipped with all of the bells and whistles to make it something your partner won't want to leave the house without: tons of storage, waterproof fabric, and a USB charging port.

    Reviewer photo of the navy blue backpack
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my boyfriend who desperately needed a new backpack. He loves it and this is his daily work backpack. It expands quite a bit, and has so many different compartments to store everything. I borrowed it once to travel, and I stuffed the backpack to the brim. It was so heavy that I was afraid the straps would rip, but I'm happy to report it didn't. I also kept my important documents (passport, wallet, etc) in the little pocket at the back of the backpack and I definitely felt very secure that it wouldn't get picked when traveling. I haven't tried the USB charging port and neither has he, so I can't speak for how well that works." –Sharon

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes and in 10 colors and prints). 

    32. A pair of flannel pajamas because your BF values a good night's sleep. They'll be so stylishly cozy they won't want to change out of these PJ's in the morning!

    model wearing blue and green plaid pajamas
    Banana Republic

    Promising review: "Great gift for my husband! Thick soft material, great pajamas for this winter!" –anonymous

    Get the set from Banana Republic for $71.98 (originally $89.99; available in sizes S–XL and in four prints). 

    33. A retro personalized gamer pint glass that's so thoughtful, they might not drink out of anything else ever again. Say hello to your new role as the best gift-giver in their life!

    Three personalized gamer pint glasses
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "This was the perfect custom gift for my boyfriend! I loved being able to combine his hobbies of beer and video games. He absolutely loved it and uses it all the time." –Kathleen

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $32+ (available in sets of up to eight glasses).

    We featured this pint glass in "50 Valentine's Day Gifts For Guys," in case you need some more V-Day gift-spo.

    34. A Valentine's Day card to add a simple and spicy touch to their gift that's sure to make them laugh.

    Card that reads "happy valentine's day, hot stuff" with a sriracha bottle illustration
    Nine Two Design / Etsy

    Nine Two Design is a Canadian Etsy seller that makes cool art prints and greeting cards. You can check out their full selection of V-Day cards here.

    Promising review: "The person I bought this card for might have turned out to be a dud but this card is not! Great quality!" –Charity 

    Get it from Nine Two Design on Etsy for $7.19.

    35. A pair of Chelsea boots that'll add a bit of sophistication to their look (no hate to their favorite pair of beat-up sneaks, just mild dislike).

    Brown leather Chelsea boots
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband needed a new pair of ‘dressier’ shoes and these were a perfect choice. They fit nice and look good with jeans. Thinking about purchasing them in other colors." –Trisha

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes 7–14 and in 15 colors and styles). 

    36. A roll-on cologne aromatherapy gift set to give them four unique fragrances you'll gladly (and subtly) sneak many whiffs of.

    Mini box filled with four mini aromatherapy colognes
    Brick Oven Soapworks / Etsy

    Brick Oven Soapworks is a small family-owned shop on Etsy located in South Hadley, MA, that specializes in handcrafted men's wellness essentials. This fragrance set in particular includes the scents Smudge Stick, The Tao, Smoked Sandalwood, and White Sage and Lavender. We also gave this set a shoutout in our roundup of gift-able cologne sets for Valentine's Day.

    Promising review: "Brick Oven Soap Works is an answer to a wife's prayers. Want a place to buy things for a man who likes to smell good but doesn't want to smell like his wife? Well...this is it. My husband loved them all. As did I. When I opened the box the smell was heavenly." —Kym Lykes

    Get it from Brick Oven Soapworks on Etsy for $33.

    37. An insulated water bottle with their favorite team's logo because if there's one thing they're more passionate about than their romantic relationship, it's *that* football team.

    Model holding blue water bottle with NY Giants logo
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This water bottle is great! My boyfriend loves it he takes it everywhere. Great quality, very durable. And, he also loves that it has his precious Dallas Cowboys emblem on it, which I chose to surprise him!" –Jessica Facendola 

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in a wide variety of colors and team logos).

    38. And a copy of The Adventure Challenge: Couples Edition to give you two 50 creative date ideas. From pie-making to blindfold painting, this book will make the second year of your relationship even more memorable!

    Cover of the book
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have only done one date so far and it was great! We love not having to really think and plan things ourselves all the time. Quality of the book is great! So far no complaints." –Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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    Amazon original movie poster for "Book of Love"
    BuzzFeed Studios / Amazon

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