Finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend is almost never an easy task. It’s also almost never a cheap task. You want to impress bae and get him something he’ll love, and you end up buying things or finding things to buy that are totally out of your price range. Luckily, there are inexpensive options out there that make insanely clever gifts – you just need to know where to find them.
All of the below gift ideas are under $30, and they’re all seriously impressive. If you’re getting your boyfriend something expensive and want one more thing to add on, choose one of these! Or maybe you’re dating someone new and you’re not spending a lot on each other – one of these options will definitely work. Or maybe you have no clue what to get your BF and you’ve just about given up… that’s what this list is for. Here are 15 clever gift ideas for your boyfriend that also happen to be inexpensive. Enjoy!
A Cool MugIf your boyfriend loves Star Wars, then you can't go wrong with this mug. It's cool looking, it's useful, and it's thoughtful. If you want to add more to this, buy him a bag of his favorite coffee too. Star Wars Mug, $24, Urban Outfitters
Funny BoxersFunny boxers always make a useful and cute gift - and it's a little bit intimate and sexy too. Any guy would appreciate this winter themed boxers because dudes love sexual innuendos, especially when they're about their penis. ASOS Trunks With Christmas Snowman Print, $9.00, ASOS
Sriracha KeychainsIf your boyfriend is a fan of all things spicy, then he'll definitely appreciate these little Sriracha keychains. This is a cute add-on to a gift or perfect for the guy you just started dating and don't know that well. Since they come empty, you might want to buy a bottle of Sriracha to give him too. Sriracha To-Go Keychain, $8, Urban Outfitters
Candles That Smell DeliciousThe concept of candles being marketed specifically towards men is frustrating, but these do come in some pretty awesome scents. And since your boyfriend's room probably smells (a lot of dudes are stinky, it's just a thing), these are kind of a gift for you too. Man Candles, $15, Uncommon Goods
Nice SweatpantsI love giving dudes pajama pants or sweatpants because then I can steal them. I mean, because they love them. Kidding (sort of). But in all seriousness, any guy can appreciate a comfortable pair of sweats or PJ pants. These flannel ones are perfect for either, and they're inexpensive. Nordstrom Flannel Lounge Pants, $29.50, Nordstrom
A Fun WalletDating someone who loves anything to do with Marvel? This wallet makes the perfect gift. Every dude could use a new wallet once in a while, and this one has a design that makes it just special enough to be thoughtful and unique. Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. RFID Wallet, $19.99, ThinkGeek
A Winter HatIf there's one thing I've learned about dudes, it's that most of them really love Carhartt. That said, even if your BF doesn't, you really can't go wrong with a Carhartt hat. They come in a bunch of different colors, they're warm, and they're necessary for a cold winter. Plus, you can't beat that price. Acrylic Watch Hat, $9.99, Carhartt
An Insulated Water BottleI know it sounds weird to say that a water bottle is awesome, but it's true - bobble makes really great ones! They just came out with these new Insulate bottles, which keep hot beverages hot for up to 12 hours, and cold beverages cold for up to 24 hours. This is the perfect gift for a guy who brings coffee or water with him to school or work. The sleek design is simple and cool. bobble Insulate, $29.99, bobble
An Awesome SoapIt's not offensive to give someone soap when it's this cool. This limited edition Soap-On-A-Rope makes storage in the shower super easy. It smells amazing (I know because I gave one to my boyfriend), and it exfoliates and cleanses. Jack Black Turbo Body Bar Scrubbing Soap-On-A-Rope, $15, Nordstrom
A Handy Tool AccessoryIf your boyfriend does a lot of construction type work at home or for work, this magnetic wristband makes a really clever gift. It works as a magnet to keep the things he needs right at his side. Magno-Grip Magnetic Wristband, $14.17, Amazon
A Stylish LunchboxDating someone who likes to bring their lunch to work or school? This lunch tin is a great gift. It's super simple with a cute saying and will hold all of his lunch essentials. It's easy to carry around and great for the minimalist dude. Gentleman's Hardware Lunch Tin, $27, ASOS
Cozy SlippersSlippers make an awesome gift for anyone, including your BF. I bought my boyfriend slippers last year and he loved them and wears them all the time. These have a classic look, and they're super inexpensive. O'Hanlon Mills Mule Slipper, $24, Urban Outfitters
Tech GlovesTech gloves are always a great gift, and these are even better for the dude in your life who runs or workouts. They'll keep his hands warm outside and make it even easier for him to play his favorite music... and text you, obviously. Nike Element 2.0 Tech Running Glove, $25, Nordstrom
A Cool iPad CaseIf your boyfriend has an iPad but no case for it, you might as well get him one. This simple and classic design is a winner for everyone, and it will protect his tech items. ASOS also offers this in a mini iPad size as well. ASOS iPad Case in Khaki Nylon, $22, ASOS
A Coffee Table BookHey, everyone could use a little extra advice once in a while. This book is perfect for the boyfriend who is growing up, maturing, and likes to read. Stuff Every Man Should Know Book, $14.50, ASOS
Which of these gift ideas is your favorite? What did we forget to include? What are you buying your BF this year? Tell us in the comments.