12 Sentimental Gifts For Your Boyfriend To Make Him Say ‘Aww!’

You love your boyfriend and he knows it, but you can’t help wanting to spoil him with a special gift that shows him just how much you care. While tickets to a football match or a new Playstation game are fine, they don’t necessarily mean anything emotionally. If you’re looking for something more meaningful, here are some sentimental gifts your boyfriend will absolutely love.

All Roads Take Us Home Map Glass Duo – $48

uncommon good glass duo

If your boyfriend enjoys a whiskey on the rocks after dinner, this is the perfect gift. The two glasses are engraved with a map of a location that you submit during checkout. This means you can personalize it in a way that’s meaningful for your relationship. Maybe you put in the address of the place you first met, or the location of your first home, etc. This is definitely one of the most sentimental gifts you can give your boyfriend, and there’s no way he won’t love it.

Linkedwin Our Adventure Book – $25.99

adventure book

Chances are, you and your boyfriend have shared many happy memories, especially if you’ve been together for a while. This adventure book gives you a place to record all of the incredible experiences you’ve had together, with spaces for photos and even text recollections. This is something you’ll love looking back on in years to come. And hey, if you ever have kids and grandkids, they’ll love it too!

Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set – $138

long distance relationship bracelets

Long-distance relationships are tough, but technology is making it a bit easier to be away from the person we love. If there are miles between yourself and your boyfriend, this touch bracelet set is a sentimental and special gift to give him. They pulsate and vibrate at the same time, connecting you over cities, states, and even countries.

Explosion Photo Box Album – $24.99

exploding photo card

Sure, most of our pictures are on our phones these days, but get some printed out! Sometimes having something tangible to look at and display around your home is a great reminder of how much you’ve been through together. This “exploding” photo box album opens up to display dozens of your favorite couple selfies, with slots to hide gift cards or even little love notes. How romantic is that?!

Name A Star Kit In Blake Frame – $214.95

name a star kit


This is on the pricier end of the spectrum, but it makes for an unforgettable gift with so much meaning. Name a Star has been around for a while, and that’s because it offers something really unique: the ability to name a star in the galaxy after your S.O. You even get a certificate as well as a framed print of the star on a map of the sky to commemorate the gesture. It’s hard not to feel touched by that.

Date Night Ideas Scratch Off Sat – $26.95

date night ideas kit

Sometimes going out to dinner or seeing a movie gets old. If you and your boyfriend are serious about coming up with great date ideas but occasionally feel stuck, these scratch off date cards are just what you need. While this might not seem like an overly sentimental gift, it shows your boyfriend you want to keep the romance alive and prioritize him even when life gets hectic. Plus, you’re bound to have a lot of fun in the process.

You’re My Favorite A**hole Keychain – $10.99

favorite ahole keychain

Can calling your boyfriend an a**hole ever be sentimental? Of course it can, albeit in a perverse way. If you’re not super sappy as a couple, you can still convey how much you love him with this lighthearted message. He’ll smile every time he picks up his keys on his way to work or when heading out to run errands.

Infmetry Capsule Letters In A Bottle – $12.99

message in a bottle


While this gift will require a fair amount of effort on your part, it’s really romantic. Each of the capsules contains a blank piece of paper on which you can write a message to your boyfriend. List different things you love about him on each. Or, simply remind him of happy times you’ve had together. The result will be something he can cherish for a long time to come.

DayOfShe Personalized Photo Blanket – $12.99

personalized photo blanket

Will your boyfriend be embarrassed to have such a sentimental gift hanging around his apartment? Maybe. Will he love it anyway and use it while playing video games on the couch? Obviously. You can upload your own photos — 10 of them! — to be printed on the throw, so you have plenty of choice. Plus, you’ll get to make sure he sees your face every waking moment of the day, haha!

Bobo Bird Men’s Engraved Wooden Watch – $52.99

personalized wooden watch

If your boyfriend is a watch guy — or someone who would presumably wear one if he had it — this engraveable watch gives you a chance to write a sweet message. Plus, it won’t break the bank. The wood finish is also really unique, so if he’s a bit more rugged and isn’t into silver or gold jewelry, this might be appealing.

Our First Date Map – $49

our first date map

Similar to the duo of glasses above, this personalized poster creates a map of the place you had your first date. You can even change the text at the bottom so that it says whatever you want. To anyone who pops over to your apartment, it’ll just look like a cool map. However, you’ll know it as the place you both fell in love.

Love Rocks Photo Socks – $20.99

personalized photo socks

If you’re looking for a sentimental gift to give your boyfriend that’s a bit understated, these photo socks are a good choice. That’s mainly because only he’ll know what his socks look like under his shoes/pants. They’re silly, playful, and also really sweet. He’s bound to love them!

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.