Here's 33 First Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your New Boyfriend
Your first Valentine’s Day together is always special. You’re in the honeymoon phase of your relationship, so everything is exciting and there is romance in everything you two do together. Even if you haven’t said the “L-word” yet, you’re still showing your love in many different ways – including gift-giving. Traditionally, Valentine’s gifts include chocolates, flowers, rose petals, and other romantic gestures that show how much you appreciate your partner. And while anyone can appreciate a good chocolate truffle or a dozen roses, these types of gifts aren’t typically given to (or appreciated by) boyfriends.
So, it can be harder to know what to get as a first Valentine’s gift for your boyfriend. Fortunately, most guys are just happy to get a Valentine’s Day gift, so you can’t go wrong with one of our recommendations for the best first Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend.
33 Sweet and Silly First Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Boyfriend
When it comes to gifts, the type of present you give can depend on your relationship dynamic. Whether your relationship is lovey-dovey, full of laughs or a little bit of both, our collection of gift ideas and V-Day recommendations gives your relatively new relationship the option to keep things light and cute. No matter what you choose, these Valentine's gift ideas will create a sentimental memory that he’ll hold onto throughout the relationship.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by SophieCorrigan | 28 colors
Animal puns are always top-tier, and no, you can’t change our mind on that. Whether you’re as cuddly as an otter or just think they’re super cute, this sweet animal t-shirt is the perfect way to express your love this Valentine’s Day.
Baseball T-Shirt | TeePublic | by opippi
Every gamer is looking for their “Player 2.” Whether it’s competitive Fortnite duos, a relationship-tester like Overcooked, or a relaxing co-op Animal Crossing town, you can show your gamer boy that you’ll always stand by his side – both in the game and out of the game.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by KC Happy Shop | 21 colors
Whether you’ve been dating for six months or nearly a year, you know in your heart that you couldn’t ask for a better boyfriend. You’re so certain of your feelings that you’d even go so far as to say he’s the best boyfriend, and this sleek tee proves it.
Sticker | TeePublic | by biNutz
When you’re celebrating your first Valentine’s Day with your boyfriend, you want it to be cutesy and memorable. No matter where he places it, this adorable “Will you bee mine?” custom sticker that’s sure to earn you a smile and a laugh is the perfect playful gift.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by DEMON LIMBS | 28 colors
Fans of astronomy, Bonnie Tyler, or The CW’s The Flash will love and recognize this clever design. A power ballad for the ages plus someone who makes you happier than you’ve ever been sounds like the perfect combo to us — and that’s exactly what this t-shirt achieves.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by StevenRhodes | 28 colors
Your feelings are probably pretty clear at this point if you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day together, but sometimes a little reassurance is still nice to have. That said, this dark tee’s road-roller image might confuse him, but its messaging that he’s your crush couldn’t be clearer.
Mug | TeePublic | by By Diane Maclaine
There are plenty of ways to tell someone that they complete your life and make you feel like a whole person. Of them all, we’d argue that calling them the syrup to your pancakes is one of the best, a compliment best served in a coffee-filled mug.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by Animal Antics | 20 colors
Your first Valentine’s Day with a partner is an exciting moment, so it makes sense that you’d want to commemorate it. While this simple design doesn’t include the date, it says everything it needs to and more with a heart that’s been struck by Cupid’s arrow.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by ArkiLart Design | 21 colors
If you want to get a little playfully possessive, we won’t judge. In fact, we’d even recommend this cheeky t-shirt that tells everyone else what your boyfriend tells you regularly — you’re perfect. Warning off others and giving yourself an ego boost at the same time? It’s a win-win.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by Acid_rain | 28 colors
He may act like he’s too tough to be affectionate, but anyone who looks at your boyfriend can see how much he loves you just by his eyes. Y’know those cartoons with the overdramatic heart eyes? That’s your boyfriend, a newly titled Certified Lover Boy per this simple t-shirt.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by illuville | 24 colors
Do either of you love Dungeons & Dragons, Merlin, or Harry Potter? If at least one of you does, this clever tee and its sweet little wizard who put a spell on you are sure to quickly become your boyfriend’s new favorite addition to his wardrobe.
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by eduely | 28 colors
Autocorrect is both a blessing and a curse, always trying to change curse words into something else. Unless you’ve gone into your settings to change it, you’ve probably told your boyfriend you “ducking” love him once or twice. This humorous t-shirt pokes fun while reminding him of your love.
Sticker | TeePublic | by N8I
There’s a lot of pressure surrounding getting the perfect gift for your first Valentine’s Day together, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Who says that gifts have to be useful or serious? Have a little fun with this sneaky sticker that won’t give him up or let him down.
Sticker | TeePublic | by DrJezzz
Maybe he’s not much of a keychain kind of guy, but he’s always loved the idea of making a heart with two LEGO pieces. Instead of getting him a keychain he potentially won’t use, consider this cute LEGO heart laptop sticker. It’s close enough to the real thing, right?
Sticker | TeePublic | by Diannas
In no particular order, you love your boyfriend, pizza, your family, and your favorite show. Okay, maybe that is the order, but shouldn’t that make this silly sticker mean more? You love him more than pizza, and you love pizza just a little bit more than your family!
T-Shirt | TeePublic | by ghostlytee | 16 colors
You go together like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, or even burgers and fries, like the ones on this cheesy tee. Whatever food combination you like to compare yourselves to, there’s no doubt that you and your boyfriend are the perfect pair, so why not celebrate it?
Sweatshirt | TeePublic | by Fitastic | 2 colors
You know that you’re cute, and you think your boyfriend is pretty cute, too. So that has to mean you’re super cute together, right? It doesn’t hurt that you’re always told how cute of a couple you make. It fills him with almost as much warmth as this cozy sweater.
Minifigures | Drawelry
Does your boyfriend love LEGO? You may have already dropped an ungodly amount of money on a set that he wants…but that doesn’t have the same sentimental value as the two of you in LEGO minifigure form, a Valentine’s gift that he can cherish and display for years.
Hot Sauce Sampler | Walmart | by The Modern Gourmet
In the time you’ve been together, you’ve learned many things about your boyfriend. You know his favorite sports teams, his favorite color, and that he loves dousing his food in hot sauce. Make his Valentine’s Day (and his year) with this spicy sampler of 14 mini hot sauces.
Mug | Zazzle | by Sunburst_Designs | 7 styles
Is your boyfriend a lovable nerd that’s seriously into Dungeons & Dragons? Whether you two sit down and watch Critical Role together or you just bring snacks during his sessions, he’ll love this fun custom mug that gives him stats like a character in the game.
T-Shirt | Redbubble | by redscarf | 18 colors
So we’ve already established that your boyfriend is the best, but that doesn’t say enough about his character. Is he the best boyfriend in the country? The world? How about the galaxy? Star Wars fans will love this inspired t-shirt — and the superlative it bestows upon him.
Candle | Etsy | by OrganizedWithArte | 5 scents
Picture a romantic evening with your boyfriend. Aside from a nice meal, some flowers, and cuddling on the couch, what are you imagining? Candles? Commemorate your first Valentine’s Day together with a candle in his favorite scent that will always remind him of this day.
Mugs | Zazzle | by Hello_Designs
Of the love confessions in the Star Wars film saga, “I love you” / “I know” is arguably the best despite being the simplest and we’re sure your boyfriend would agree. These charming connecting mugs, each holding half of the iconic exchange, are a perfect declaration of your own love.
Map | Positive Prints
Whether you met on a dating app or more organically, you have someplace that means something special to you. It may be where you had your first date, where you first said “I love you”, or where you made things official. Wherever it is, mark it with this sentimental map.
Plush | Personalization Mall | 12 colors
Whether you've been together for a month or several months, a plush toy is a safe first Valentine's Day gift. Odds are you don't live together yet and while you’d like to be together all the time, sometimes life gets in the way. When you’re not there and he needs a hug or someone to cuddle, this snuggly puppy plush can offer all of your warmth and love for you.
Keychain | CameraRollPhotoKeychain.com
The moments you’ve shared with your boyfriend are some of the most cherished memories for both of you and luckily, you’ve captured them in snapshots. That said, it’s nice to have a physical version of your photos, and this thoughtful keychain lets him carry up to 20 of them.
Photo Book | Papier US
It’s hard to pick just one favorite memory, so why limit yourself? If you have at least 30 cherished moments with your boyfriend that would look even better on paper, why not create a mini photo book of your time together for him to commemorate your first Valentine’s Day together?
Chocolate | See’s Candies
Everyone deserves something sweet on Valentine’s Day, wouldn’t you agree? What’s a better gift than sweets for your sweet? This charming heart-shaped box offers a mix of milk and dark chocolate as a pleasant (and tasty) surprise.
Plaque | Amazon | by E-Graphic Design Inc.
Every couple has a special song, one that means something more or commemorates a special moment in your relationship. With this elegant photo plaque, you can pair your song with your favorite picture of the two of you — and even include a scannable code for easy listening.
Pocket Knife | Outdoor Edge
He’s an outdoorsy kind of guy, always planning a camping trip or working on a project. Whether he’s out in the wilderness or working at home, a sleek, functional multitool like this one will always offer what he needs. And it’s even got a bottle opener for his beer.
Coupon Booklet | Knock Knock
It can be hard to ask for things, especially if your relationship is still kind of new. Your boyfriend might shy away from openly asking to cuddle but with a coupon booklet full of 20 requests he can make, an expression of affection is just one voucher redemption away.
Scratch-off Card Deck | Walmart | by Crated With Love
You can only go on the same dinner & a movie date so many times before it begins to feel repetitive. Where’s the adventure, the excitement? Right here, in a sturdy box with enough scratch-off cards and new date ideas to last you for the whole year.
Craft Kit | Target | by Mondo Llama
While you two have your Valentine’s Day dinner planned out, what are you going to do with the rest of the day? Why not enjoy an at-home craft? Commemorate your first Valentine’s Day together with a gift that doubles as new decor with these paint-your-own wooden hearts.
Share The Love With These First Valentine’s Gifts for Boyfriends
Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that’s extra special when you’re in a relationship – and miserable when you aren’t. Celebrate being in love with a meaningful or funny Valentine’s gift for your boyfriend that he probably isn’t expecting.
From tees to fun activities you can do together to keepsakes you’ll look back on as you share more Valentine’s Days together, give your boyfriend a gift that he’ll cherish to show just how much you love him.