If you're struggling to think of something to buy your boyfriend for Christmas, here are 20 brilliant ideas.


This we know is true: men are really bloody hard to shop for – especially our partners.

Whether you have been together forever and you’ve run out of ideas or your relationship is green and you have no clue what to buy your new ~love~, by the time December hits, no doubt you are stressed.

When choosing a gift, certain thoughts may run through your mind, such as:

Do they already have one of these?

Will they ever use this?

Will they like this scent? Or do I like this smell?

If the above sounds like you, don’t worry, you are not alone.

Shopping for anyone – let alone a romantic interest – can be a little tricky at times.

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To makes things easier, the team at Mamamia have hustled together and discussed stellar gifts we’ve given in the past that have been well received.


And if you’re struggling for pressie ideas this year – take notes.

1. Deus Ex Machina Overnight Duffle Bag, $99. 

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Whether he loves to travel or his gym bag is old and worn down, a present like this will be the lifesaver he never knew he needed.

2. Adidas Culture of Sport Charge Eau de Toilette 100ml, $39.99. 

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Adidas recently released a range of cologne, Culture of Sport, that apparently improves your desire to workout.

Not only that, they smell great too. The two scents for men are masculine but not overwhelming.

3. ChilliBOM Subscription, $40.


Subscriptions are great. They are the gift that keeps on giving.

For those that love chilli, this one is a winner. For $40, they will send three different hot sauces every three months.

4. An Adrenaline gift voucher for an experience, starting from $98.


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Men tend to get over material items, with many of them never being used. Instead, why not gift an experience?

It allows you to make memories together, meaning you can enjoy the present too. Win, win.

5. A Calming Blankets weighted blanket, $299.


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Weighted blankets are amazing. They help you fall asleep faster and have an overall better night sleep, who wouldn't want one?

6. R.M.Williams Cardholder, $69.

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For the minimalist man, a cardholder is fantastic. This R.M Williams one is sleek and has just the right amount of compartments for the important items.


7. S'well Reuseable Coffee Cup, $55.

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As everyone is replacing takeaway coffee cups with sustainable ones, this is the perfect Christmas present this year.

This one, in particular, is designed for splash-free sipping and keeps the contents warm for up to six hours.

8. Personalised Men's Robe, $89.97.

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For the man that loves lounging at home, a personalised robe will soon become an everyday staple. Sorry, you might not be able to get him out of it!

9. A cooking class at Sydney Cooking School, starting at $135. 


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Cooking classes are everywhere and always available.

Whether he wants to learn how to cook or just wants to experiment in the kitchen more, a cooking class is fun, interactive and jam-packed with new tips to use back at home.

10. Kiehl's Men's Starter Kit, $98.

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Skincare is a luxurious present for men, too!

For men wanting to take care of themselves but don't know where to start, this pack is perfect.

11. Bose Frame Audio Sunglasses, $299.


Sunglasses with built-in speakers: these audio sunglasses are a fantastic present for anyone. They come in two styles, too.

12. Veja Unisex Sneakers, $155.


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White sneakers are a summer staple, so he'll be thanking you for these stylish kicks that go with every outfit.


13. Bun Coffee Byron Bay Hamper, $38.


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For the coffee lover. This Byron Bay-made coffee is organic, fair-trade and seriously good.

14. Uniqlo Wool Jumper, $49.90.

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You can never go wrong with a wardrobe staple.

This woollen jumper is affordable, unbelievably comfortable and perfect year-round.

15. Handmade Men's Silver Cuff, $145.77.

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Jewellery on men is in. Kidding, it always has been.

This silver cuff, in particular, is simple and understated, allowing it to be an everyday piece that he never needs to take off.

16. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, $24.75.

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Recommended by one of the men in the Mamamia office, Tools of Titans is a book on how to work, communicate and manage better.

17. GetSocked! Monthly Sock Subscription, from $9.87 a month.


Socks, of course, are something one person never buys themselves. What better present than a sock subscription?

Get Socked send out super-comfy, colourful printed socks monthly.

18. Two of a Kind Cocktail Set, $69. 

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A perfect present to save for a special occasion or great to enjoy during the silly season.

The sets come with two pre-made cocktails (either Old Fashioned, Negroni, Martini or Manhattan) and two matching glasses.


19. Venroy Swim Shorts, $85. 

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Just in time for summery beach days, a new pair of boardies are always accepted with open arms. These ones from Venroy come in a wide range of funky, colourful prints, that he is bound to love.

20. If all else fails - vouchers.

JB Hi-Fi, Rebel Sports, Apple, David Jones, etc. Easy and effective.

What is the best present you've ever given your partner? Let us know in the comments below.