14 Small gifts for a new boyfriend (that won’t scare him off!)

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Are you looking for the perfect small gifts for a new boyfriend? This list has some seriously cute small gift ideas for a new boyfriend – that we know they’ll love.

Figuring out the perfect small gift for a new boyfriend is a challenge. You may not know enough about him to get a meaningful gift, and on the other hand, may not wish to in case you scare him off!

Never fear, however. Have a look at this list of small, yet thoughtful gifts that are sure to please your new guy without going overboard. Whether your guy likes to be suited and booted for work or simply loves a good toasted sandwich, there’s sure to be something here that’s perfect without being overly lovey-dovey. These are all the perfect small gifts for a new boyfriend!

small gifts for new boyfriend

T-shirt of his favorite band or movie

OK, so first on my list of small gifts for a new boyfriend, it’s a t-shirt! Such a classic gift idea but it’s something you can really personalise and pick carefully. If your new squeeze is obsessed with a certain TV show or movie series, why not grab them a cool shirt that showcases their tastes? For example, this Avengers meets Friends shirt is a great way to combine their interests and show that you’ve been paying attention during those initial weeks of dating! A kitsch t-shirt is always a solid choice, as it’s personal, but not too personal!

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Shaving kit

Next on my list of small gifts for a new boyfriend, it’s a shaving kit! If your guy likes to be clean shaven, a great gift for a new boyfriend would be a shaving kit. This lemongrass and eucalyptus combo is particularly lush. Made with natural ingredients that are perfect for sensitive skin, you’re guaranteed to gift your man the perfect shave with no irritation or nicks in sight!

The shaving butter in this kit is particularly raved about, with ingredients that soften the sin and help the razor glide! So, if you want to give a little push for the shaved look or know your guy is meticulous about the state of his stubble, this is a great call.

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Leather care kit

If your new boyfriend is a working professional, he likely needs to be taking care of his shoes and leather goods. Sometimes, these things can get neglected, so why not gift an Otter Wax Leather Care Kit? A reasonable gift that’s made by hand in Portland, this thoughtful gift will keep your new guy at the top of his business game. After all, scratched up shoes don’t give the best first impression, so why not gift something that your guy might not think to buy for himself? This is a great idea for small gifts for a new boyfriend, especially if they’re in corporate industries and always need to look smart.

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Classic Converse

Next on my list of small gifts for a new boyfriend, it’s classic converse. I don’t know a single guy who wouldn’t appreciate a pair of sneakers as a gift. Converse seem to the coolest and most iconic sneaker brand – so I think most guys would really love receiving a pair of pristine sneakers. These black and white ones are the most ‘classic’ style, but if you know your boyfriend well enough, you could go for other colors or designs suited to his personality.

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Movie night invites

If you and your new beau are the romantic type or are working on a small budget, why not gift these kitsch movie night invites? It’s such a cute idea for small gifts for a new boyfriend, and you can make the night-in super special and memorable. Fully printable and coming with matching envelopes and tickets, this little movie night pack paired with some drinks and popcorn could be a great gift idea. It’s thoughtful and doesn’t make you look overly invested if you’re not 100% sure about your guy yet. 

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Pocket Square

If you know that you’ve got a smart event coming up with your new boyfriend, or know they’re partial to a good suit, why not get him a custom pocket square? It’s be a lovely idea for small gifts for a new boyfriend. This lovely Etsy store makes pocket squares for all occasions, and if you give them colors and an idea, they’ll custom make the perfect gift for you. If you fancy, you can even add an embroider or monogram to your square! These take 1-3 weeks to create, but they’re sure to add a touch of class to any gifting occasion.

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Sandwich maker

Let’s face it, guys love sandwiches and they love tasty food! Sometimes, there truly is no better cure for life’s ailments than a good grilled cheese. So, why not gift your new boyfriend a compact sandwich maker for quick and easy toasties? This is such a quirky and fun option for small gift for a new boyfriend. With easy to clean nonstick plates, this sandwich maker is super low maintenance.  You’re bound to gain some girlfriend points with this one, and if your guy is a particularly bad cook, it may be a lifesaver for both of you.

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Bluetooth speaker

Next on my list of small gifts for a new boyfriend, it’s something a bit techy! A useful little gadget for anyone, this portable Bluetooth speaker is a great gift for a guy that needs to bring music on the go. Useful both at home and at parties, this powerful little speaker delivers crystal clear sound for a really good price. Engineered for great quality sound, this little triangular device is sure to be a hit with any guy that loves his music. 

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Computer game

If your guy is a sports fan and happens to own a game console, you can keep him busy whilst you two are apart with a good video game. A particularly popular choice is Madden NFL 20 for the PS4. With endless gameplay and the ability to simulate a full NFL career, this game is perfect for any sports fanatic without breaking the bank. You might need to do a little digging on your guys’ console to prevent any disasters, but odds are that he’s already mentioned it! Most guys love computer games or gaming in general, so this is a sure fire hit small gift for a new boyfriend.

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Candy or chocolate

Chocolate or candy is my next option for small gifts for a new boyfriend. If your guy is partial to candy, why not gift him with a large supply of it? Though his dentist may not thank you, I’m sure he will. It’s cute without being overly personal, so it’s definitely a good choice for your new guy. Why not try this set of Japanese candy for something a little bit different? With 30 pieces of Japanese candy that’s individually wrapped, this is something that you both can enjoy!

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Craft Beer Cookbook

Next on my list of small gifts for a new boyfriend, it’s a craft beer cookbook! If your new boyfriend loves to cook, why not gift him a way to be creative with beer? This book by John Holl captures some of the best of breweries and brewpub menus to create high quality boozy meals at home. If your guy is a beer aficionado, this is a great outside of the box choice for a new boyfriend. It may even introduce some new date ideas if you two want to cook together! This is a really fun idea for small gifts for a new boyfriend.

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Comic Books

You can get beautiful comic books anthologies in published in paperback versions (where you get the entire stories of certain characters in one book-style format). They’re my husband’s favourite small gift, as it gives him something to read, and he can keep them afterwards and build up his collection. If you know your new boyfriend is into comic books or Marvel / DC – then this makes a great small gift idea for a new boyfriend. If you know your new boyfriend loves comic books, then this is an ideal choice for small gifts for a new boyfriend.

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Sports merch

Next on my list of small gifts for a new boyfriend, it’s sports merch! If your new boyfriend has a favourite sports team, then a great idea for a small gift for him, would literally be ANYTHING related to the team. Any of their merch would be a great small gift idea for a new boyfriend, and you can literally choose the budget, as there will be loads of items ranging in price. Small items like hats and gloves (etc) could be anywhere from $10-$20. Bigger items like jerseys or tops are likely to be around $40 – $80.

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So, there you have it; a concise list of fantastic small gifts for a new boyfriend that won’t leave you feeling awkward or at a loss of what to do! 

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