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

    From headphones and speakers to boots and a coffee mug that's a total slam dunk, we're here to take off any pressure of that first V-Day gift for your new BF.

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    1. A Polaroid original camera so you can make memories together the old fashioned way. It's perfect for capturing special moments and you'll be grateful to be able to reminisce on them later.

    The polaroid original camera
    Nordstrom

    Comes with rechargeable battery via USB cable.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $99.99

    2. A Bodum French press coffee maker because if they're a big coffee fan, chances are they've heard of (and maybe even pined after) Bodum. It's a leading brand in coffee brewing and is sure to bring a little happiness to their mornings.

    The Bodum french press coffee maker in chrome
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Husband and I love our French press. It's super easy to use and looks so nice! No bitter taste and filters perfectly! Have used this twice a day since we bought it. It's easy and delicious!!!" —Valerie

    Get it from Wayfair for $29.77 (originally $36; available in six colors and five sizes)

    3. A six 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 pack of JuneShine hard kombucha
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love pairing this flavor with a bold meal. It’s a refreshing treat in between flavorful bites, The lemon honey ginger along with the crisp sizzle of the light carb is just heaven. Ask any chef!" —Mel

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99

    4. A pair of striped poplin pajama bottoms for the partner who values a good night's sleep. This is a super low-stakes gift, but it's still thoughtful and you know it'll get used.

    The pajama pants in poplin
    Target

    Promising review: "Better than expected for a good price. Really comfortable and true to size." —Dave

    Get it from Target for $16.99 (available in sizes S–2XL).

    5. A men's groom-on-the-go set so you won't have to deal with pointy beard hairs anymore. It's a gift for the both of you, plus it'll be an exciting addition to their morning getting-ready routine.

    The groom-on-the-go set for men
    Kiehls

    Promising review: "I'm 16 and I have used probably around 50 different moisturizers and face cleansers, but NONE of them gave me what I was expecting. This set is perfect and Is sold for an AMAZING price. Trust me, get this and you won’t regret it." —adaorerr

    Get it from Kiehls for $40

    6. A pair of classic lined crocs for the partner who 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 $49.95 (available in sizes 9–15 and five colors).

    7. 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

    8. An Alexa Echo Dot because if you're looking for a low-stakes gift that is sure to please then this may just be the item for you. Everyone loves electronics and if your partner values convenience then this is a no-brainer.

    The Alexa Echo Dot
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a few Dots around the house. One decided to have an attitude and she had to be replaced. Problem with voice recognition. I still pay the bills around here so she is not here anymore! HaHa!!I replaced her with the new Echo Dot 4th Gen in Blue. How pretty! It matches my home furnishings. Love the ball design. Very different but really cool. Sound is beautiful. I love playing music and the tone is great. I'll update if I run into a problem but so far I'm really pleased with this new design, color, and sound. Highly recommend." —Shesinstpete33710

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99

    9. A plaid cashmere scarf that is a great present for anyone who appreciates a soft classic piece. It's understated enough to be unassuming, but high quality so they'll hang on to it for a long time.

    A plaid scarf
    Macys

    Promising review: "This scarf is beautiful and incredibly soft. Love it." —Rfuijguifrhguidhfuidhfudh

    Get it from Macy's for $72 (originally $120; available in four colors).

    10. 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 $24.99 (available in six flavors)

    11. 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 black matte
    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 $299.95 (originally $414, available in seven colors)

    12. A tea brewer because sometimes a gift they can make at home is better than a gift card to their favorite coffee shop. Just because I can't live without my morning coffee doesn't mean I should assume my BF can't!

    The tea brewer in glass
    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $49

    13. A North Face Dunraven fleece jacket so you can keep them warm no matter your proximity! It's perfect for any environment or time of the year, especially on those chilly nights where you don't quite need a heavy coat.

    The North Face dunraven fleece jacket in British khaki/ tnf black
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "Very happy with this purchase. It's a fuzzier fleece texture so it's both comfy and warm. My sizing straddles XL and 2XL, and I was afraid that the XL would be too small, but that wasn't the case. The XL is a roomy XL and fits me perfectly." —ScottInNapa

    Get it from Nordstrom for $99 (available in sizes S–XL and two colors).

    14. A pair of AirPods that anyone is sure to love. If you're looking for a no-muss no-fuss gift, look no further. These are sure to impress any partner who values their morning commute music, podcast, and more.

    The airpods in white
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I ordered in-store pick-up. They were new, never opened and they are amazing! I love mine. They automatically linked themselves as my name AirPods. Worth buying and will be buying more for the family." —Steph

    Get it from Walmart for $129

    15. 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

    16. A basketball mug with a hoop because there's never been a better time to dunk mini marshmallows and tiny cookies than right now. Just prepared to hear them shout "Kobe!" a lot more.

    The basketball mug with a hoop
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness when this arrived, I, who hate sports had a great time practicing throwing both marshmallows mini, and peanuts into the hoop before I gave it to a friend who coaches a girls basketball team. When we use them for drinks or soup or ice cream it's a ball (no pun intended) to try to play a game of basketball! Great size and had a good weight, large enough for a good size serving of what you want." —Cindy Lindsley

    Get it from Amazon for $25

    17. 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 $29.99

    18. 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 $99 (available in three colors).

    19. 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 (originally $24.50, available in six colors).

    20. 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 Macys for $90 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    21. A bourbon lip balm that is sure to bring a smile to their face. It's incredibly well-made and, as the reviews note, is definitely an adult gift that feels as good as it looks.

    Three black tubes of Bourbon lip balm
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Because you’re wondering: Yes, a nice, smooth bourbon smell and taste. Not overpowering. This isn’t lip *gloss* for a junior high schooler. It’s lip balm. For grownups. As for the “balm” part, so far it seems quite moisturizing without being oily. I’m glad I ordered four at once." —C. Romeo

    Get it from Amazon for $6

    22. A portable record player sure to be a crowd-pleaser, especially if they love music. Throw their favorite record in there and you're an expert gift-giver.

    The portable record player in turquoise
    Walmart

    Promising review: "First time using this type of record player and was so easy to figure out! I love how easy it is to switch/connect to the Bluetooth setting and is a great speaker. Sound quality is amazing for the price and is still crystal clear even at max volume. Would highly recommend to any beginner enthusiasts! BONUS: It comes with a replacement stylus and instructions on how to safely replace it as not to damage it." —Christina

    Get it from Walmart for $44.98 (originally $59.99; available in 30 colors)

    23. 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 Bernal

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95

    24. A gourmet coffee sampler that is perfect for the coffee lover in your life. If your boyfriend is constantly sipping Trader Joes coffee, give them the gift they wouldn't normally get for themself: high quality beans.

    The gourmet coffee sampler
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have not used any of the bags of espresso beans yet but we are very excited. My girlfriend and I traveled to Seattle a few months back and we already miss the coffee. We consider ourselves somewhat of a coffee fanatic of sorts. We both make home-brewed lattes each morning and grind our own coffee beans daily. Again the beans are from Seattle and we actually got beans from a familiar location cafe ladre so that is really awesome. Again we are excited to use the new coffee Seattle does coffee the best and can't wait. I will write another review on each bag after testing." —Bennie87

    Get it from Amazon for $28 (available in six styles, eight flavors, and four sizes).

    25. A Patagonia beanie for the person who wants to give the gift of a snuggly warm head. It's very fashionable, but still practical, which we can all appreciate.

    The Patagonia beanie in barn red/ hot ember
    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $45

    26. A pair of Timberlands because you know what's never a bad idea? Gifting quality footwear and Timberland has been a renowned name in the business for decades.

    Model wearing a pair of Timberlands in wheat
    Macys

    Promising review: "My wife purchased this boot for me. They fit well and happy about the look. They are not boring, they fit good and stylish. She did well." —Wendell C.

    Get it from Macy's for $198 (available in sizes 6.5–18 and in three colors)

    27. A Champion weave sweatshirt for the boyfriend who lives in the same sweatshirt. This is a great way to incorporate new versions of the same style into their wardrobe, which we know they'll love.

    The Champion weave sweatshirt in gold
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "Best quality sweatshirt! Definitely worth the money, it’s so nice and cozy, I love the color too" —Nazark

    Get it from Nordstrom for $50

    28. 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 $51

    29. 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 $19.99 (available in four colors)

    30. An Areaware terra-cotta stacking planter that's made by one of the coolest companies around. It's stackable so can give the gift of growth, which we can all appreciate.

    The Areaware terracotta stacking planter
    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $90

    31. 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 $24.97

    32. 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

    33. A Levi's denim jacket for the boyfriend who knows what they like and it's usually jean. It's a simple gift that they'll get tons of use out of and think of you every time they throw it on!

    The Levi's denim jacket in faded light blue color
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this jacket. It’s my second one. Good for mild days and on cold days, you can add a sweater. Sleeves roll up nice. Inside pockets are to die for, you can store so many sweet items in inside pockets. Man....this jacket sets the bar for lightweight rugged jackets. I’m about 5’8, 160 lbs., super average-size dude and large fits perfectly." —Amber Downs

    Get it from Amazon for $56.84+ (available sizes XS–4X and 24 colors).

    34. A tin of olive oil that is so delicious you won't want to cook with it. It's perfect for the person who appreciates the finer things and quality made ingredients. Plus, it's sustainably harvested from California crops.

    The tin of olive oil in white packaging
    Nordstrom

    And as an added bonus, the company uses its buying power to do good in local communities so you can feel good about your purchase.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $34

    35. 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

    36. A click and grow smart garden perfect for the BF who loves to keep plants and fresh herbs but is lacking a green thumb. It's a simple way to keep plants alive or even start an indoor garden.

    Beige smart garden with green plants
    Target

    Get it from Target for $99.99

    37. A USB chargeable matcha whisk that is perfect for frothing milk or whipping up your favorite matcha.

    The USB chargeable matcha whisk
    Golde

    Plus, it's from a black-owned business.

    Promising review: "This electric whisk is awesome! I love how it has three different speeds, a sleek aesthetic, and how it's rechargeable. AND it's reasonably priced!" —Cathleen M.
    Get it from Golde for $24

    38. 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 $36

    39. A SodaStream machine so they can have seltzer without having to run to the deli or grocery store. If they're a big fan of sparkling water or even just nifty specialty appliances, this is sure to be a slam dunk.

    Model sitting next to the SodaStream machine in black
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We are longtime SodaStream users...our 8-year-old unit finally started to fail, so we upgraded to the One Touch. Absolute dream...easy to use, consistent, efficient. As good as the manual carbonator was this is even better. Just push the filled SodaStream bottle onto the One Touch, you don't even have to screw it in, hit the start button twice and in about 10 seconds you have a liter of freshly carbonated water. Can't emphasize enough how simple this is. We drink four or more liters of seltzer a day in the summer so this machine has gotten a fair bit of use since we set it up...100% reliable to date." —Tom Wolski

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (originally $129.99; available in two colors and styles)

    40. A pair of noise-cancelling wireless headphones because there's never a bad occasion to up your technology game. It's definitely an essential item so you can be sure they'll will get tons of use out of it. Plus, it'll keep their ears a bit warmer all winter long.

    Black and silver over-the-ear headphones
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These were my first wireless headphones so I got these based on the good reviews. Not at all disappointed. Work great, Comfortable and were a great price. I am very pleased and have no problem recommending these headphones. Not an audiophile so can't get into technical stuff but they sound great. I had an old set of Bose headphones I think were close to $300 and to be fair there is not that much difference." —Lester M. Carson

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in seven colors)

    41. 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 $55

    42. 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 $18

    Find the perfect gift for any occasion, from white elephant gift exchanges to gifts for teachers, housewarming gifts to birthday gifts, and even the perfect gift basket if you’re truly stumped. Plus, check out the BuzzFeed gift guide for even more incredible gifting ideas.

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