When you’re in a new relationship, finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your new boyfriend can be tricky. You want to get something because you’ve got somebody to celebrate with, but you don’t want to go too far and make it seem like you’re in deeper than you actually are. It should be cute and thoughtful but also not too expensive. So many etiquette rules to consider, so many items to peruse, and so little time to shop.
But fear not — if you’ve got a new boyfriend, we’ve got a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him that he’s guaranteed to love. From a gourmet coffee subscription for your (wannabe) barista boyfriend to smart tech, these are the gifts guys are looking for. Simple and practical, these are gifts that will put a box of chocolates to shame. Although, you can also get a box of chocolates if that’s what he’s into— who doesn’t love candy?
Ahead, the best Valentine’s Day gifts for the not-super-serious (yet) relationship in your life. And if you’ve reached the intimate part of your relationship, make sure to check out these sexy Valentine’s Day gifts for your partner, based on their love language.
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A version of this article was originally published in January 2016.