Hot on the heels of our latest holiday gift guide to the best last minute Christmas gift ideas for girlfriends, we’ve compiled a companion piece that’s all about great last minute Christmas gifts for your boyfriend. Whether you just started dating, or have been together for years, our Christmas gift guide is designed to help you find a thoughtful gift. We’ve also taken special pains to select only gifts that can be rush-shipped in time for Christmas, or digital gifts that can be delivered instantly.
Want to see as many gift recommendations as possible? If you’re really pressed for time, consider something from our Christmas gift guide to e gift cards. Want more ideas? Check out our guide to the best last-minute Christmas gifts and get some more great gift ideas. You should also check out our gender-specific guides to last-minute gifting: Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Women and Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Men, both of which are packed with unique gift ideas.
1. Best Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea for Your Gamer Boyfriend: $20 Battle.net Store Gift Card
Need an inexpensive gift for your gamer boyfriend? Hook him up with some cash to make his characters more powerful. For the uninitiated, Battle.net gift codes can be used to buy World of Warcraft realm transfers and other paid services, as well as digital versions of Blizzard games like Diablo III and StarCraft II. He can also use his Battle.net balance to buy items in games like World of Warcraft and Hearthstone.
If he does play WOW, another gift idea to consider is a digital gift code for 60 days of game time. Is he more of a console gamer than a PC guy? He might prefer digital gift cards for Xbox or PlayStation instead.
Need more gift ideas? You might also be interested in our guide to the best last-minute Christmas gifts for men, which focuses on other digital gifts that can be delivered instantly. You should also check out our very latest guide to good Christmas gifts, all of which can be delivered via email in an instant.
2. Best Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea for Geeky, Tech-Loving Boyfriends: Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch
A smartwatch is a great gift for any guy who loves gadgets. This watch works with most Android smartphones, and delivers important notifications, texts, and updates right to his wrist. It also works as a fitness tracker.
Not sure if this is the smartwatch he’d pick for himself? You can always grab him an Amazon gift card, and let him pick out his own gift. Letting him pick out his own smartwatch with a gift card is also a nice option for those last-minute shoppers who missed the shipping deadline for their area.
You may also find our post on the best smartwatches or our Fitbit comparison post helpful in determining what sort of wearable he’d like best. Looking for a different kind of tech gift? Maybe he’d like something from our list of the best cheap smartphones.
Price: $249 (17 percent off MSRP)
3. Best Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea for Your Long-Distance Boyfriend: Southwest Airlines Gift Card
Also featured on our guide to the best e gift cards, a Southwest gift card is the perfect gift for your long-distance boyfriend. If you guys are living on opposite sides of the country, this gift will ensure that you get more quality time together in 2016. The gift card never expires, and is valid for travel to 85+ destinations. This gift card isn’t available for digital delivery, so if you’ve missed the cutoff for shipping, we have another idea. If you want to plan a romantic, exciting vacation together in 2016, you could consider a digital gift card for Carnival Cruise Lines.
4. Best Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea for Your New Boyfriend: ‘Esquire’ All Access Subscription
What do you get for the guy you just started seeing last month? You probably want to avoid gifts that are too romantic, or gifts that are very expensive. Play it cool. If you want a simple, safe gift idea for a new boyfriend (or a FWB), consider a gift subscription to his favorite magazine. Esquire is a classic men’s magazine that covers a whole bunch of topics, including men’s fashion, politics, grooming, advice, and even food.
Not sure if this magazine is the best option for your new boyfriend? Browse more men’s interest magazine subscriptions here.
Price: $16 (84 percent off MSRP)
5. Best Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea for Your Long-Time Boyfriend: Lucky Brand Men’s Glacier Peak Zip Cardigan
Shopping for a boyfriend you’ve been with for years? You should get him something that’s commensurate with the length of your relationship, and the depth of your affection. Cashmere is a nice gift option for someone in your situation, and the cashmere-blend sweater above is surprisingly affordable. It’s available in a variety of sizes and colors, and can be rush-shipped. If you’re shopping for a guy who prefers to pick his own clothes, or likes a more relaxed look, consider electronic gift cards from retailers like Sports Authority or Famous Footwear.
Price: $60.42 (53 percent off MSRP)
Still on the hunt for that perfect gift? We have lots of resources for finding great Christmas gifts. Visit our Gifts page for thoughtfully curated gift guides for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
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