October 3 is officially known as National Boyfriend Day, a day to show your appreciation for the special guy in your life. While National Boyfriend Day is a  relatively new "holiday," it's still better late than never, right? It comes after the celebration of National Girlfriend Day, which is held every August. Show your love by getting the best gifts for boyfriends. But if you don’t have a special someone yet, you can always give your guy pals little (or big) tokens of your appreciation too!

Check out our list of the best gift ideas for boyfriends or guy friends whether they’re into gaming, fitness, the outdoors and sports. 

1. Stan Smith Shoes

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Gift your boyfriend a classic pair of Stan Smith shoes by Adidas. If he has a penchant for retro style, he’ll surely love the timeless look of this iconic sneaker. He can easily pair it with pretty much anything. Plus, it features a Primegreen upper that’s made of recycled materials but will keep his feet comfortable and protected all day long. Get a pair with the original logo and perforated stripes for a truly retro feel.

2. Ultraboost 4.0 DNA Shoes

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If your boyfriend is into fitness and sports, then these Ultraboost 4.0 DNA shoes from Adidas are ideal for him. These sneakers are made from a high-performance recycled material called Primeblue. With the Ultraboost DNA, it carries the same genetic structure as the brand’s famed running shoes but is made for everyday wear so he can easily go from athleisure to streetwear.

3. USA Van Print Jersey Polo

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Perfect for sporty and preppy boyfriends who love to play golf and look good on the green. This USA Van Print Jersey Polo from Fairway and Greene is made from a polyester-spandex stretch blend for comfort. It has a jersey knit with multidirectional stretch to accommodate a range of motion plus 50+ SPF sun protection to keep him well protected on sunny days.

4. Larson Tech Short

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Make sure he looks and feels good on and off the green with Fairway and Greene’s Larson Tech Short. This customer-favorite is made with a polyester-spandex stretch blend which offers four-way stretch for mobility and breathability. It has Besom Back Pockets which are perfect for keeping scorecards for each game.

5. Eagle's Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock

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Snuggle up during a camping trip or give him extra space with this 2-person Eagle’s Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock from Backcountry. It is durable enough for two people to sleep in it after a long day’s hike. It has carabiner attachments, triple-stitched seams and 70D nylon construction that resists abrasion. It also has a stuff sack which makes it convenient for traveling.

6. Nocs Provisions Waterproof Binoculars

Nocs Provisions Waterproof Binoculars Nocs Provisions Waterproof Binoculars Photo: backcountry.com

If your partner loves being in the great outdoors, then one of the best gift ideas for him is a quality outdoor accessory. If he loves roughing it -- camping, hiking, even birdwatching, he’ll love to get a gift that he'll be able to use during such trips. The Nocs Provisions Waterproof Binoculars is also fog-proof, has 8x magnification, anti-glare and anti-distortion technology. 

7. Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan Black Jersey

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If you’re looking for gift ideas for sports fans, especially your boyfriend, then you can't go wrong with this jersey. This 1997-1998 Hardwood Classics authentic Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan jersey in black is a cool reminder of the basketball legend’s years playing for the Bulls before retiring for the second time.

8. Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gen 6

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Feeling generous? Surprise your gamer boyfriend with the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gen 6 gaming laptop. Powered by the all-new AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors, he'll be able to enjoy his games better. Making use of the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs for high-performance gaming, he'll get to experience the most realistic graphics. It’s also a cool laptop if he's working remotely or is always on the go.

9. Misfit Vapor 2 Smartwatch 

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If your boyfriend is a fitness buff or you want to be supportive of his fitness goals, the Misfit Vapor 2 Smartwatch is the perfect gift to give. Aside from being touchscreen, it'll show him everything he needs to keep his health in check -- from his heart rate to calories burned. This is a great smartwatch for everyday wear. 

 10. CTRL Bayfield Touring SUP Inflatable Paddle Board

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If your outdoorsy boyfriend also loves water sports, here's something special to gift him this National Boyfriend Day. Have fun in the water by going paddleboarding together with this CTRL Bayfield SUP Inflatable Paddle Board.

11. Witness BMX Bike

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Made of Chromoly steel, the Witness BMX Bike from Framed is lighter and more durable than the traditional BMX bike. Get this cool BMX bike that has a radical design for your BMXer boyfriend. Go to the closest park and celebrate National Boyfriend Day with him trying out his new bike.

12. Core Shave Kit

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Encourage a more orderly grooming routine for your boyfriend with OneBlade’s Core Shave Kit. It includes the Core Razor which makes use of an engineer-grade Tritan polymer solid stainless steel "core" insert. It also has a custom-designed synthetic shave brush, a 2-month supply of blades, moisturizing shave cream and alcohol-free aftershave balm.

13. Green Bay Packers Nike Full-Zip Hoodie

Green Bay Packers Nike Full-Zip Hoodie Green Bay Packers Nike Full-Zip Hoodie Photo: nflshop.com

Celebrate your boyfriend's love for football with this cool gift idea for sports fans. This Green Bay Packers hoodie from Nike and the NFL Store is a full-zip hoodie that he can use when he's working out or for everyday wear.

14. Meridian Maintenance Package

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Here's a cool grooming gift. The best-selling Maintenance Package from Meridian includes its famous waterproof trimmer that offers 90 minutes of charge, odor-fighting Ball Spray and two backup blades that he'll be able to use for months.

15. Anabolic Warfare Whey Protein

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For your boyfriend who's into fitness -- going to the gym and lifting weights, gift him Anabolic Warfare’s Whey Protein in vanilla flavor. Anabolic Warfare’s Whey Protein increases lean muscle, speeds up recovery, is low in sugar and has 5g of BCAA per scoop. 

16. Anabolic Warfare Alpha Shredded

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The Alpha Shredded supplements from Anabolic Warfare contain a revolutionary cutting recomposition formula with cyclosome delivery. It promotes exercise recovery and joint health while delivering cuts, pumps and overall muscle density.