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    27 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 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

    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

    2. 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

    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).

    3. 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

    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).

    4. 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

    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

    5. 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

    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).

    6. 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

    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)

    7. 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

    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)

    8. 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

    Get it from Nordstrom for $49

    9. 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

    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).

    10. 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

    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

    11. 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

    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

    12. 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

    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).

    13. 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

    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).

    14. 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

    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).

    15. 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

    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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    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)

    18. 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

    Get it from Nordstrom for $90

    19. 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

    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

    20. 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

    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

    21. 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

    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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    Get it from Target for $99.99

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

    The USB chargeable matcha whisk

    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

    25. 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

    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

    26. 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.


    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

    27. 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

    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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