I’ve been going straight up bananas over what to get my boyfriend for Christmas. We’ve been seeing each other for a few months, but it’s still relatively new so it’s hard to tell what the appropriate gift is. When you’ve been dating someone for a long time, you usually talk about gift-giving. In a new relationship, you don’t really have that conversation easily.
When you’re in a new relationship, you don’t want to go into the holidays empty-handed, but you don’t want to be over-the-top. It’s too soon to get him something really expensive, and you’re not really sure what he’s going to get you. So it’s best to do a practical gift that he’ll actually get some use out of and that won’t empty your bank account.
Check out these 25 gifts under $25 that won’t scare your new BF away!
One can never have too many pairs of sunglasses. These aviator-style sunglasses are affordable AND good quality.
This is a great gift for the guy who's always on the go and likes to travel light. Personalized gifts are definitely a winner, and he'll think of you every time he sees it.
Personalized Money Clip
If your guy isn't the wallet-carrying kind, get him a personalized money clip instead! He's gotta keep his cash somewhere.
I don't know anyone who wouldn't want Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle headphones. These are awesome.
Protection and dinosaurs? Yes and yes.
Personalized Dopp Kit
We have cosmetic cases, guys have dopp kits. This one allows you to personalize it with his initials and a cool mustache.
Get him his favorite movie poster and pick up one of those cheap frames at a craft store. Voila! Instant awesome gift.
This is a gift that benefits you as well! If he doesn't have Netflix, sign him up for a subscription that you both can snuggle up on the couch with.
Hulu Plus Subscription
Or you can go the Hulu Plus route instead.
What's his favorite sports team? Whatever it is, get him a hat and he'll be a happy camper.
Smart Touch Gloves
It's really annoying to take your gloves off when you're trying to text. Get him some texting gloves to keep his hands warm while he's using his phone.
This is especially good if you've been trying to get him to dress up a little.
A guy always needs a pullover! Plus you can snag it to snuggle up in when you get cold.
I want these for myself, but any guy will love a good pair of comfy moccasins that he can wear around the house and on weekends.
If your guy is super into music, this is perfect for him to keep in his room or to travel with.
Even guys who "don't wear jewelry" will rock a leather cuff.
Is your BF's phone always dying? Get him this portable charger so he's not stealing your charger all the time.
To protect his cute noggin in the winter and help him channel his inner Eminem.
Help him keep warm with a scarf that's actually stylish.
The Art Of Shaving Starter Kit
Speaking of staches, The Art of Shaving starter kit is the perfect gift for any guy, not just your new BF.
Jack Black Lip Balm
If your BF is always complaining about chapped lips and stealing your lip balm, get him this Jack Black set. I use Jack Black on the reg, and my BF always steals it!
Puffer vests are great and will keep him warm while giving him a bit of stylish edge that isn't too overwhelming.
Klean Kanteen Water Bottle
My BF actually introduced me to Klean Kanteen, and I loved his so much that I bought one for myself. These water bottles last forever and keep your water cold as ice.
Personalized Key Chain
Is he always losing his keys? Get him a personalized key chain that he definitely won't want to lose.
Custom Cuff Links
Every guy needs cuff links for some occasion or another. These personalized leather ones are perfect. You can customize them with his initials or lucky number.
Are you struggling with a gift for your new BF? Have you already gotten a gift for your BF? Do you have other suggestions? Tell us in the comments!